13 days in Italy, Czech Republic & Poland Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Czech Republic & Poland Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect nights in Rome to be cooler, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Ravello, Italy

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 3rd (Tue), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ravello journey builder tool.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence road trip site.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Sat), wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Vrtba Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally let little ones run wild at Kampa Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Prague is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 11th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. August in Krakow sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Krakow

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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Poland travel guide

4.6
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.