9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Madison
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 1 day
train + subway:  3​h
2
Ravello
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
End: Madison

1
day
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 24th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome visit planner.

Madison, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madison in July, with highs in Rome at 89°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
On the 25th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then stroll through Lido di Ravello, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello vacation planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Assisi route planner .

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Ravello in July, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence itinerary planner .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Scrovegni Chapel and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Sant’Antonio and St. Mark's Square. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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