9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
Ho Chi Minh City

3
days
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planning site .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Rome. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in May, things will get colder in Rome: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

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Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
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 15th (Tue): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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