9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

London
+3
train + Fly + train + subway:  5​h 30​min
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
Pisa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Cinque Terre
— Few hours
train:  5​h 30​min
Venice
— 2 nights
+3
subway + train + Fly + bus:  5​h
London

2
days
Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

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Vatican City
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Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum
Pantheon

2
days
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia

1
day
Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 26th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Pisa.

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You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In May in Pisa, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
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St Martin Cathedral
Torre di Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli

few
hours
Cinque Terre

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
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Drive from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Shopping Historic Sites
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Vernazza

1
day
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 28th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doges' Palace.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Porta della Carta
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco

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