17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Verona
— 4 nights
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rome
— 1 night
5
Salerno
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
6
Amalfi
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
7
Ravello
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
8
Sorrento
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Riyadh


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice day trip tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Venice is minus 2 hours. In August, Venice is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
Arena di Verona and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Spiaggia Rivoltella and Jamaica Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Spiaggia Punta Gro (in Sirmione). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Castelvecchio, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, and get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sirmione, Lago di Garda, Spiaggia Rivoltella
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Beaches
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then take a stroll through Trastevere, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, take advantage of the amenities at Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Salerno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Salerno: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vietri sul Mare
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare ©
Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare

1
night
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro del Paradiso.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi online tour itinerary builder .

Amalfi is very close to Salerno. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave of Smeraldo, Lido Capo di Conca
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Cave of Smeraldo ©
Cave of Smeraldo
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, then steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip planner .

Ravello is just a short distance from Amalfi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela

1
night
Sorrento

Sorrento
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina di Puolo, and then stroll through La Solara.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento online route planner .

Getting from Ravello to Sorrento by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and subway. August in Sorrento sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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2
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, kick back and relax at Marina Grande, then get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, explore the ancient world of Villa Jovis, tour the water at your own pace with Capri Whales di Wendy, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Capri trip maker app .

Capri is very close to Sorrento. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Villa Jovis ©
Villa Jovis

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