40 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

40 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

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40 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 14 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 12 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 13 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

14
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip builder website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Riyadh in August, plan for little chillier days in Rome, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

12
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip tool .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. 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 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

13
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Venice day trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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