9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  13​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Miami

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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning website .

Miami, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Miami in January, things will get colder in Rome: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) 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 ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice route builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Venice reach 47°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 19th (Sun), browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Milan online travel planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Milan are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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