9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bologna
— 1 night
Train
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Genoa
— 1 night
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Venice

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice tour planner.

Manchester, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Venice due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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1
night
Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ducati, then stroll the grounds of Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Torre Prendiparte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Francesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bologna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

2
nights
Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally view the masterpieces at M.G. Design.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation maker tool.

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Siena

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abazzia di Torri, contemplate the long history of San Francesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena online route planner.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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1
night
Genoa

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 19th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, admire the landmark architecture of Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Fieschi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Della Pietra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna della Guardia.

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You can drive from Siena to Genoa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Genoa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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