8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Porto
Fly:  6 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ravenna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Porto

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice online route planner.

Porto, Portugal to Venice is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Porto to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

1
night
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), examine the collection at Archiepiscopal Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero degli Ariani, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ravenna attractions site.

You can drive from Venice to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Battistero degli Ariani ©
Battistero degli Ariani
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

2
nights
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 29th (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the next day, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls

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