9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  16 h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome planner.

Chennai, India to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Rome is minus 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai in March: high temperatures in Rome hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ratto della Sabina, don't miss a visit to L’importuno di Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
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 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice route planning tool .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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