8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take a stroll through Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online route builder.

Glasgow, UK to Rome is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Glasgow to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in October; daily highs in Rome reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pick up some local products at La Bottega del Produttore, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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