7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome online sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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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 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

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Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Italy travel guide

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.