8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
3
Ravello
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: London

1
night
Alghero, Sardinia

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero road trip website.

London, UK to Alghero is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Alghero. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Alghero: highs are around 36°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Alghero to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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night
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Ravello hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi road trip website.

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Assisi, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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