8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner

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Fly
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 1 day
Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Florence
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Florence
— 1 night
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
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San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 1 day
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia La Cinta.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Teodoro is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from London to San Teodoro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, San Teodoro is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Della Biodola and then stroll through Spiaggia di Cavoli. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone and then stroll through Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portoferraio trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from San Teodoro to Portoferraio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from San Teodoro in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portoferraio: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 18th (Sat), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, stop by Cannaregio, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice day trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Italy travel guide

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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.