9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  4​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Pisa
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Geneva

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome visit planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Rome is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Geneva in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Rome to Pisa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Pisa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a Dante Alighieri.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
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.
On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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