9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano, then contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Venice is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Venice is minus 7 hours. In December, Venice is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Isola di Burano
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Loggia dei Lanzi. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online travel planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then make a trip to Pantheon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro fiumi.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome tour website .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

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Vatican City
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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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