9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Turin
— 1 night
Train
2
Florence
— 1 night
Drive
3
Siena
— 1 night
Drive
4
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
5
Merano
— 1 night
Drive
6
Venice
— 2 nights
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Turin

— 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Palazzo Barolo, then slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then pause for some photo ops at Faro della Vittoria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Neri. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Az. Agr. DEMARIE Giovanni di Demarie Aldo, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Bajaj, and then examine the collection at Museo Lavazza.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turin trip itinerary builder tool.

Rome to Turin is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In January, Turin is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 42°F and lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Wineries · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

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Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Florence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Turin in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Siena

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Siena sightseeing planner.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Siena are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Siena to Verona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites
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Merano

— 1 night
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Mountain Cinema Knottnkino, then see the interesting displays at Castello Rametz - Wine Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Evangelica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Merano online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Verona to Merano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Merano sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Merano

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Giudecca, take in the waterfront activity at Riva degli Schiavoni, explore the world behind art at Museo Querini Stampalia, then make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), and finally wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Merano to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Merano in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 33°F in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.