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Rome — 1 night

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 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip site.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.