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
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Siena
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Pisa
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
La Spezia
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
7
Cinque Terre
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Milan
— 1 day
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. You've now added Vesuvio to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Decumani di Napoli and then get impressive views of Vesuvio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naples driving holiday planning tool .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Naples International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for Rome on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Vesuvio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Decumani di Napoli ©
Decumani di Napoli
Vesuvio National Park ©
Vesuvio National Park

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Via Condotti. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toSiena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

few
hours
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena trip website .

Traveling by car from Rome to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Signoria, Basilica di Santa Croce, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), you're off toPisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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hours
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa travel planner .

Getting from Florence to Pisa by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

1
night
La Spezia

La Spezia
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for La Spezia using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to La Spezia in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in La Spezia sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toCinque Terre.

Things to do in La Spezia

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre travel route site .

Cinque Terre is very close to La Spezia. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll set off for Genoa on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Porta Soprana as well as Marina di Portofino. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino and then wander the streets of Boccadasse.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Genoa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Genoa. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marina di Portofino
Highlights from your plan
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Porta Soprana ©
Porta Soprana
Marina di Portofino ©
Marina di Portofino

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Genoa in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Milan, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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