9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Siena
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Dublin

1
night
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pisa road trip tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Pisa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect Pisa to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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night
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 24th (Fri), do a tasting at Fattoria Il Piano, then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Gimignano vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Pisa to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries Historic Sites
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Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
Torre Grossa ©
Torre Grossa

1
night
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Siena day trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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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 26th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate the long history of 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 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Siena to Florence by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

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
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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nights
Rome

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 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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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 30th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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