6 days in Italy Itinerary

6 days in Italy Itinerary

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6 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  18​h
1
Venice
— 1 day
2
Florence
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
day
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 24th (Tue), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Venice, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence online trip builder .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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 26th (Thu): make a trip to Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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

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