7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
3
Rome
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 1 night

City of Romance

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 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Doge's Palace and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip website.

Antalya, Turkey to Venice is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Antalya in May, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip maker.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.