8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Magliano in Toscana
— 1 night
Drive
3
Florence
— 1 night
Fly
4
Catania, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Magliano in Toscana.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Magliano in Toscana

— 1 night
Magliano in Toscana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 130km south of Florence and about 25km southeast of Grosseto.Magliano in Toscana borders the following municipalities: Grosseto, Manciano, Orbetello, Scansano. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, go for a walk through Cinta Muraria di Magliano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia Di San Bruzio A Magliano, then do a tasting at Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Celestina Fe'.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Magliano in Toscana trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rome to Magliano in Toscana in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Magliano in Toscana can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Magliano in Toscana

Historic Sites · Wineries

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Getting from Magliano in Toscana to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. 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 travel to Catania.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Catania, Sicily

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo and then see EtnaExcursion.it.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Catania trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Catania takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October in Catania, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Catania

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Venice

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip app.

You can fly from Catania to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, Venice is a bit cooler than Catania - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.