9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Bellagio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles


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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

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Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get little chillier in Rome: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings 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: examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre holiday planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.

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Nature Parks
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Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

1
night
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, and finally wander the streets of Menaggio.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Bellagio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in October, expect Bellagio to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Menaggio, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa

1
night
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 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Ponte dei Sospiri ©
Ponte dei Sospiri

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