9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Pisa
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
4
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
5
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: San Francisco

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo as well as Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Rome, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Academy Of Florence Art Gallery as well as Cappelle Medicee. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip maker website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cappelle Medicee ©
Cappelle Medicee

few
hours
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 26th (Thu): admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi as well as Piazza della Signoria. On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip site.

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Milan trip maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Milan sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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