8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  15​h
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dammam

1
night
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 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in August, you will find days in Rome are much colder (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

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

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Teodoro.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Cala Brandinchi and then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda and then stroll through La Cinta.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro trip site .

Getting from Venice to San Teodoro by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in San Teodoro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Cala Brandinchi
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Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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