7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Cairo

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 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip site .

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in August, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 29th (Wed), make a trip to St. Mark's Square, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice trip builder tool .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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