9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h
1
Milan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sirmione
— 1 night
3
Venice
— 2 nights
4
Parma
— Few hours
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Pisa
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano and then enjoy the sand and surf at Adda Beach Piscina.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan day trip site .

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Milan hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Certosa di Pavia, Oasi di Sant'Alessio, Adda Beach Piscina
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Oasi di Sant'Alessio ©
Oasi di Sant'Alessio
Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia

1
night
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sirmione attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Milan to Sirmione takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Sirmione

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Cannaregio and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Moon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

You can drive from Sirmione to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Parma.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, Blue Moon
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon
Oasi Ca' di Mezzo ©
Oasi Ca' di Mezzo

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Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Parma online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Parma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Parma sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Parma

Museums Historic Sites
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Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma

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night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip builder site .

Drive from Parma to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and then admire the striking features of Palazzo della Carovana.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa driving holiday planning site .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Palazzo della Carovana ©
Palazzo della Carovana

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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.
On the 31st (Fri), stroll through Passeggiata di Gianicolo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riva di Polline.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome online route builder .

Fly from Pisa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Pisa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riva di Polline
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Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French

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