14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Naples
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Siena
— 1 night
5
Florence
— 2 nights
6
Bologna
— 2 nights
7
Verona
— 1 night
8
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 5th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, then head outdoors with Essai Sport Lido, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip maker website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Palermo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Essai Sport Lido, Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Church of San Cataldo ©
Church of San Cataldo

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples day trip planning website .

You can fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum

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nights
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 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain and then take advantage of the amenities at V Lounge Beach Club.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome trip app .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pick up some new kitchen skills with Take Me Out in Tuscany, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Siena trip planning site .

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Classes Transportation
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Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni

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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 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 13th (Tue), experience rural life at Azienda Agricola Moscattini, then ponder the world of politics at Castello Estense, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, then soothe aching muscles at Massaggio Californiano, and finally steep yourself in history at Acetaia Villa San Donnino.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna road trip planning website .

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Bologna, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Wineries Spas

Side Trips

Ferrara, Azienda Agricola Moscattini, Massaggio Californiano, Acetaia Villa San Donnino
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, and finally listen to music at Arena di Verona.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip maker app .

You can take a train from Bologna to Verona in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a stroll through Dorsoduro, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice journey website .

Drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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