9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Milan
— 2 nights
Train
2
Venice
— 1 night
Train
3
Rome
— 1 night
Train to Salerno, Taxi to Amalfi
4
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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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 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan day trip site.

Nairobi, Kenya to Milan is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nairobi in October, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 21°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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 18th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning site.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 19th (Tue), make a trip to Vatican Necropolis, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, and finally stroll through Sentiero dei Limoni. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Positano

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, get a new perspective on things with Walk Positano by Gabriella, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then look for gifts at Absolute Positano, and finally get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano trip itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Amalfi to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October in Positano, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.