Most travelers will find that 7 to 10 days is perfect for a well-paced Italy trip with stops in Venice, Rome, and Florence. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as 5 or 6 days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop, or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Amalfi, Sorrento, or Maiori. Keep reading for more inspiring Venice, Rome, and Florence itineraries.

How many days do you need?

  • Most travelers spend 7-10 days in Venice, Rome, and Florence combined
  • Visiting Venice, Rome, and Florence in 5-6 days is possible, but will feel rushed
  • With 11 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip 
  • The most common extensions are Amalfi, Sorrento, and Maiori

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Recommended Itineraries for Venice, Rome, and Florence

Recommended Itinerary for 7 Days

Florence City Skyline
Florence City Skyline
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Travel to Venice Venice
Day 2 Venice Walking Tour Venice
Day 3 Venice to Florence, Food Tour Florence
Day 4 Tour of Tuscany & Wine Tasting Florence
Day 5 Florence to Rome, Colosseum & Forum Tour Rome
Day 6 Enjoy a guided tour of Vatican City and Rome Rome
Day 7 Goodbye Italy  


From Venice's Grand Canal to Tuscany's winemaking region, this 7-day itinerary is a top choice for travelers on a time crunch. See Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture in Florence, shop for carnival masks and handblown art in Venice, and explore medieval hilltop towns in the Chianti Classico Region. End in Rome, where legendary Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, and buzzing nightlife await. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 8 Days

Discovering the Italian Highlights: Rome, Florence, Venice - 8 Days
Discovering the Italian Highlights: Rome, Florence, Venice - 8 Days
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Rome Rome
Day 2 Walking tour around Rome Rome
Day 3 Rome Foodie experience! Rome
Day 4 Florence Florence
Day 5 Artisan tour and cooking class Florence
Day 6 Venice, the floating city Venice
Day 7 The Venetian Island of Murano and Burano Venice
Day 8 Departure  


Discover the sights and delights of Italy on this week-long highlights tour. Visit Rome, the Eternal City, Florence the Renaissance Jewel and Venice one of the world's most romantic cities. Then head to the Tuscan countryside to taste its tradition, culture and famous Italian food and wine. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 9 Days

Typical house facade in Venice
Typical house facade in Venice
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Travel to Venice Venice
Day 2 Free Day in Venice Venice
Day 3 Venice to Florence, Food Tour Florence
Day 4 Tour of Tuscany & Wine Tasting Florence
Day 5 Free Day in Florence Florence
Day 6 Florence to Rome, Colosseum & Forum Tour Rome
Day 7 Enjoy a guided tour of Vatican City and Rome Rome
Day 8 Free Day in Rome Rome
Day 9 Goodbye Italy  


From the Sistine Chapel in Rome to eclectic artist neighborhoods in Venice, this 9-day trip is perfect for travelers who want to see Italy's top sights at a relaxed pace. Start in Venice to see the Grand Canal, then head to Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture and taste Chianti wine in Tuscany. End your trip with three days in Rome for trendy wine bars, nighttime foodie crawls, and an exclusive tour of the Vatican City. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 10 Days

Murano Island in Venice
Murano Island in Venice
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Travel to Venice Venice
Day 2 Venice Walking Tour Venice
Day 3 Free Day in Venice Venice
Day 4 Venice to Florence, Food Tour Florence
Day 5 Tour of Tuscany & Wine Tasting Florence
Day 6 Free Day in Florence Florence
Day 7 Florence to Rome, Colosseum & Forum Tour Rome
Day 8 Enjoy a guided tour of Vatican City and Rome Rome
Day 9 Free Day in Rome Rome
Day 10 Goodbye Italy  


Explore Italy's top cities and cultural sights on this 10-day trip. Start in colorful Venice to see the ornate Doge's Palace and take a ride on the Grand Canal. In Florence, see world-famous art by Renaissance masters like Michelangelo and Donatello, then go wine tasting in rural Tuscany. End your trip in Rome, where visits to the Sistine Chapel, bohemian Trastevere neighborhood, and mouth-watering pizza round out the perfect getaway. Read more

Extended Itineraries

14-Day Itinerary Including Amalfi

Monreale Cathedral in Palermo
Monreale Cathedral in Palermo
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Travel to Venice Venice
Day 2 Venice Walking Tour Venice
Day 3 Murano, Burano & Torcello Excursion Venice
Day 4 Free Day in Venice Venice
Day 5 Venice to Florence, Food Tour Florence
Day 6 Tour of Tuscany & Wine Tasting Florence
Day 7 Free Day in Florence Florence
Day 8 Florence to Amalfi Coast, Positano Sunset Cruise Amalfi
Day 9 Capri and Anacapri Day Tour Amalfi
Day 10 Free Day on the Amalfi Coast Amalfi
Day 11 Amalfi Coast to Rome, Afternoon Colosseum and Forum Tour Rome
Day 12 Enjoy a guided tour of Vatican City and Rome Rome
Day 13 Galleria Borghese - Free Afternoon in Rome Rome
Day 14 Goodbye Italy  


Spend two weeks delving into Italy's historic and cultural sites on this packed itinerary. Ride a gondola down Venice's Grand Canal and see art by Michelangelo and da Vinci in Florence. Explore Tuscany's medieval towns, then continue to the Amalfi Coast for ancient summer villas, limoncello, and seaside terraces. End in Rome to see the Vatican and explore eclectic neighborhoods. Read more

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Map of Venice, Rome, & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Venice, Rome, & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas