9 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

9 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

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9 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Change things up with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, look for gifts at Grezzo Raw Chocolate, and explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

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.
On the 4th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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