9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Venice. Traveling from Salt Lake City in February, Venice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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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 5th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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