9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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New York City
Fly:
17​h 30​min
Venice
— 3 nights
train:
2​h 15​min
Florence
— 3 nights
train:
1​h 45​min
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:
17​h 15​min
New York City

2
days
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 22nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

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New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande
Doges' Palace

3
days
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

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Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Colosseum
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