9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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Positano — 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano, then get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Izmir, Turkey to Positano is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Izmir to Positano. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in August; daily highs in Positano reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Doge's Palace and then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.