9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  14​h
1
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canal Grande as well as Cafe Noir. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Cafe Noir.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Venice due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 29th (Wed), you're off toFlorence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife 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

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ponte Vecchio, Goccia Shoes, Piazza del Duomo, and other attractions. Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries will appeal to museum buffs. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence holiday site .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roman Forum, Trastevere, Trevi Fountain, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Via Condotti and Palatine Hill. Popular historic sites such as Piazza Navona and Colosseum are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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