9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
+4
train + foot + subway + foot + ferry:  5​h
2
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Sorrento
— 2 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Florence is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Florence. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, plan for little chillier days in Florence, with highs around 71°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, cruise along Via Krupp, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di santo Stefano.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Capri road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Florence to Capri takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Capri, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
Piazza Umberto I ©
Piazza Umberto I

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Vivaio Ruoppo, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento journey planner .

Drive from Capri to Sorrento in 3 hours. May in Sorrento sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museo della Carta, Duomo di Ravello
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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