8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Vatican City
— 1 night
subway:  15​min
4
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pantheon, Colosseum and Escape Room Campo dei Fiori & Beershop. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum and then get a taste of local nightlife at Escape Room Campo dei Fiori & Beershop.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary site .

Rome is just a stone's throw from Vatican City. August in Rome sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary app .

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Venice

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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LivItaly Tours as well as Vatican City. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel. It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vatican City trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Vatican City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Vatican City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, things will get a bit cooler in Vatican City: highs are around 90°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Nightlife Tours
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LivItaly Tours ©
LivItaly Tours

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome holiday maker app .

Rome is just a short distance from Vatican City. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola ©
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

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