9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  6​h
1
Milan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pisa
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Porto

1
night
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've now added Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire all the interesting features of Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder tool .

Porto, Portugal to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile.

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Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 7th (Tue), admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pisa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crypt of Santa Reparata, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For reviews and tourist information, read Florence online tour planner .

Getting from Pisa to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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 ©

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 inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Get a sense of the local culture at Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, wander the streets of Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome itinerary website .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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