9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
1
Milan
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
End: Milan

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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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan tour site .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll set off for Venice on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice vacation planning tool .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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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 Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Appreciate the collections at I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli and Soqquadro APS. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, shop like a local with Trevimage, take a stroll through Via Condotti, and take in the exciting artwork at ALEFBET.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome travel route builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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