9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 1 day
2
Florence
— 2 nights
3
Rome
— 3 nights
4
Venice
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Milan is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 30th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Monumento a Dante Alighieri, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. Escape the urban bustle at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome day trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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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 5th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, thenstep into the grandiose world of Ca' d'Oro, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, thenadmire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip app.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in October: highs in Venice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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