9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Milan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Pisa
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leolandia and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Duomo di Milano and Piazza Vecchia. Step out of Milan with an excursion to La Citta Alta in Bergamo--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of I Navigli, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bergamo, Leolandia
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Leolandia ©
Leolandia
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2 ©

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 9th (Wed): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, take a stroll through Cannaregio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 11th (Fri): get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

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You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, make a trip to Knights’ Square, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, then steep yourself in history at Camposanto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Pisa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica of San Frediano
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

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