9 days in Italy & London Itinerary

9 days in Italy & London Itinerary

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9 days in Italy & London Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
New York City, United States

2
days
Rome, Italy

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally don't miss a visit to Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

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Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon

2
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

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Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia

1
day
Venice, Italy

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 26th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

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Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square

2
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London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum and then stroll through St. James's Park. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, make a trip to Tower of London, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Venice to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in May, with highs in London at 62°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Natural History Museum
Tower of London
British Museum

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