9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Positano
— 1 night
Ferry:  30​min
4
Sorrento
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h
5
Naples
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence travel itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Florence is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Florence is 9 hours. May in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then go for a walk through Positano.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Positano day trip app .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Positano are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Positano ©
Positano

1
night
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Vivaio Ruoppo, then learn about winemaking at Limonoro, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip itinerary maker website .

Sorrento is just a short distance from Positano. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Wineries Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Limonoro ©
Limonoro

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naples day trip planning app .

Ride a ferry from Sorrento to Naples in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

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