9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Sharm El Sheikh

1
day
Rome

Rome ©
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 2nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Colosseum and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August, with highs in Rome at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
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Palatine Hill

2
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Verona.

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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
day
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castelvecchio Museum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

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Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Castelvecchio Museum ©
Castelvecchio Museum
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Basilica dei Frari. Step out of the city life by going to Isola di Burano and Canal Grande. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace.

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Getting from Verona to Venice by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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