9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  30​min
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
5
Pisa
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
6
Rome
— 2 nights
Subway:  15​min
7
Vatican City
— 1 day
Subway:  30​min
8
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Porto

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) as well as Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and finally catch a live event at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planning site .

Porto, Portugal to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, then delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Verona travel route builder app .

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip builder site .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, Pitti Palace, Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

few
hours
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Pisa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Pisa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Piazza del Campidoglio, Piazza Venezia, Statua di Giordano Bruno, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): go for a walk through Piazza di Spagna.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Pisa to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a subway to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
day
Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

Make your Vatican City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In May in Vatican City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take the subway to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally take a stroll through Trastevere.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planning tool .

Rome is just a stone's throw from Vatican City. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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