9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Naples
1
Naples
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Milan
— 2 nights
End: Milan

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reggia di Caserta. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, then wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally explore the historical opulence of Reggia di Caserta.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Naples International Airport. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Reggia di Caserta
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Decumani di Napoli ©
Decumani di Napoli
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Get a sense of the local culture at Galleria Borghese and Pantheon. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza Navona, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome online journey planner .

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 8th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get a taste of the local shopping with M.G. Design, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 9th (Tue), hike along Cinque Terre Trails, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Isola Palmaria.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Isola Palmaria
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan route maker tool .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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