9 days in Manchester & Italy Itinerary

9 days in Manchester & Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Manchester & Italy Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

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day
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manchester trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport and East Midlands Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Venice on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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Venice, Italy

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 23rd (Sat), look for gifts at BrAgora, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercatino dell'Antiquariato Campo San Maurizio, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, stop by Jean Saade, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally look for gifts at Goccia Shoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, then contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then look for gifts at La Scuderia del Duca, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, and finally look for gifts at La Bottega delle Arti. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then look for gifts at Piccadilly, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Ravello by combination of train and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in June, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Piccadilly, La Scuderia del Duca
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in June since evenings lows in Rome dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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