17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Palermo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Cinta.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Teodoro is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to San Teodoro is minus 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in San Teodoro hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Cala Brandinchi
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La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

1
night
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and then steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Palermo online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Palermo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Teodoro in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Palermo, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

#Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Church of St. Louis of the French. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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Fly from Palermo to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria degli Angeli.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Assisi day trip site .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, Assisi is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

#Historic Sites
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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte. Get a sense of the local culture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Piazzale Michelangelo. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip website .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
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 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then explore the world behind art at Castelvecchio Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, then browse the exhibits of Giulietta's House, then delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca scaligera.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Sirmione, Palazzo Te
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Museum-lovers will appreciate Porta della Carta and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take a stroll through Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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