9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
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Venice
— 2 nights
5
Milan
— 1 night

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome tour site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then take a stroll around Vernazza, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre road trip app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and finally steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace. On the next day, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · 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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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