9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Salerno
— 1 night
Train
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
5
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome vacation builder.

Tehran, Iran to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tehran in December: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Salerno

— 1 night

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, admire the masterpieces at Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salerno visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Salerno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in December since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Florence

— 2 nights

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 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning site.

You can take a train from Salerno to Florence in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Salerno in December, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 22nd (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.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, Venice is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see La Casa Maledetta, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Marino, and finally make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Shopping

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.