7 days in Elche, St. Petersburg & Italy Itinerary

7 days in Elche, St. Petersburg & Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Elche, St. Petersburg & Italy Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
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Elche, Spain
— 1 day
Fly + train:  9​h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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Elche, Spain

Elche ©
Elche, or Elx, is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get great views at Torre de la Calahorra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmeral of Elche, then get outside with Parque Municipal, and finally make a trip to Misteri D'Elx.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Elche attractions planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Elche is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Elche. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Elche. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Elche

Outdoors Parks
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Misteri D'Elx ©
Misteri D'Elx
Palmeral of Elche ©
Palmeral of Elche
Torre de la Calahorra ©
Torre de la Calahorra

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Shadow Museum, get your game on at Maze of Fear, admire the striking features of Rostral Columns, then don't miss a visit to Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapel of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Elche to St. Petersburg with the Route module. Traveling from Elche to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Elche in October, things will get cooler in St. Petersburg: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, appreciate the history behind Estasi di Santa Teresa, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome journey maker app .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Rome in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Rome due to the time zone difference. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi ©
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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Venice, Italy

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 11th (Fri), take a stroll through Dorsoduro, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
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Cannaregio

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