9 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Florence
— 1 night
Drive
3
Siena
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rome
Train
5
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
6
Amalfi
— 1 night
Drive
7
Positano
Ferry
8
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
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Venice — 2 nights

City of Romance

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 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence travel planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Rome.
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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Naples.
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 1 night

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Amalfi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Positano on the 5th (Sat).
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Positano

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Fornillo, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Positano online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Positano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 1 night

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get great views at Belvedere Cannone.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri trip builder site.

Ride a ferry from Positano to Capri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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