9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Houston

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome attractions planner.

Houston, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

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
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice online attractions planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Venice at 49°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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