8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Norwich
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: Norwich

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 8th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Norwich, UK to Venice is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Norwich to Venice. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 12th (Wed), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome planning tool .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. February in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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