9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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 31st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice tour website .

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Venice is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in December; daily highs in Venice reach 49°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
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 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

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

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip app .

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in January, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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