15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Pompeii
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Canal Grande and Doge's Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Palazzo delle Debite). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in November, things will get cooler in Venice: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Attractions like Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome travel planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Attractions like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Fornillo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Pompeii: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello), Villa Romana e Antiquarium (in Minori) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get impressive views of Vesuvio National Park, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii online trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Pompeii by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fornillo, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Villa Romana e Antiquarium, Villa Rufolo, Vesuvio National Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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