8 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

8 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

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Start: Seoul
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Seoul

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 1st (Fri), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, thencontemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Rome is minus 8 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, browse the exhibits of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, thencontemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, thensnap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenexplore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice day trip site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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