9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Istanbul

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary maker .

Istanbul, Turkey to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
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.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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