8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
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Rome
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Pompeii
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
5
Como
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pisa
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Rome

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night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then look for gifts at Elena Kihlman Designer. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then explore the ancient world of Isola Tiberina, and finally admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, then delve into the distant past at Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, and finally delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip itinerery planner.

Getting from Rome to Pompeii by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins
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Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins ©
Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then look for gifts at Giuliani Fabbrica Marrons Glaces & Cioccolateria. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then stop by Elena Kihlman Designer, and finally admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome vacation planner.

You can take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for gifts at Jean Saade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Arno.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. November in Florence sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Como.

Things to do in Florence

Nature Parks Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Jean Saade ©
Jean Saade
Arno ©
Arno

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Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 11th (Fri), stop by dep design store, see the interesting displays at Museo Didattico Della Seta, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Como Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Como trip builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Como takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Como

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Dep Design Store ©
Dep Design Store
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Museo Didattico della Seta ©
Museo Didattico della Seta

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Frediano, admire the striking features of Palazzo Pfanner, steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Camposanto, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre di Pisa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa vacation planner.

Getting from Como to Pisa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November in Pisa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lucca
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Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

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