21 days in Italy, Cape Town & Doha Itinerary

21 days in Italy, Cape Town & Doha Itinerary

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21 days in Italy, Cape Town & Doha Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
Doha, Qatar
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
train + bus:  4​h 45​min
8
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Doha on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Cape Town

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Doha, Qatar

Doha
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Doha road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Doha takes 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Arabia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect Doha to be warmer, temps between 51°C and 35°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Doha

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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Milan, Italy

Milan
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Doha to Milan in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in August, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 22°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toVerona.

Things to do in Milan

#Nightlife, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Verona, Italy

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.
For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Verona journey planning website .

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

#Nightlife, #Historic Sites
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique, Goccia Shoes and Jean Saade.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

#Shopping
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Jean Saade ©
Jean Saade
Goccia Shoes ©
Goccia Shoes
Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique ©
Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Genoa trip planner .

You can drive from Florence to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, Genoa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toTurin.

Things to do in Genoa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
For shopping fun, head to Il Negozietto or Shopville Le Gru. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascate del Rutor and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso. Go for a jaunt from Turin to Arnad to see Salumificio Maison Bertolin about 1h 30 min away.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turin online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Genoa to Turin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, things will get slightly colder in Turin: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Turin

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, Cascate del Rutor, Shopville Le Gru, Salumificio Maison Bertolin, Il Negozietto
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
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Cascate del Rutor ©
Cascate del Rutor
Il Negozietto ©
Il Negozietto
Salumificio Maison Bertolin ©
Salumificio Maison Bertolin

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Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You've now added Wine Tours & Tastings to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza del Campo. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Siena trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Turin to Siena takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Turin in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Siena, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Siena

#Tours, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Montalcino, Crete Senesi
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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Podere Il Cocco ©
Podere Il Cocco
Crete Senesi ©
Crete Senesi

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