8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 1 night
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Varenna
— 1 night
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Milan
— 1 night
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Pisa
— 2 nights

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Venice

Venice ©

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 20th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip website.

Milan to Venice is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Varenna.

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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Varenna

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Valchiavenna and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anything But Work.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Varenna trip maker website.

Getting from Venice to Varenna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work
Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna

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Milan

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 22nd (Tue), browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. In October in Milan, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Florence

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pisa.

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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally make a trip to Le mura di Lucca.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pisa tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Pisa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Pisa

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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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