9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Lampedusa
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Taormina, Sicily
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Venice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pulcino and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Lampedusa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Lampedusa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli

2
nights
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Villa Comunale, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then make a trip to Piazza IX Aprile, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Taormina, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lampedusa to Taormina by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

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