9 days in Venice, Rome & Cinque Terre Itinerary

9 days in Venice, Rome & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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Venice — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder website.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Spanish Steps, stop by Trastevere, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baia del Silenzio and Sun Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bagno Carlo and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: La Cantina dei Pitars - Spaccio Vini Sfusi e in Bottiglia (in Lavagna) and Marina di Pietrasanta (Bagno Stella Focette & Eldorado). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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