7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Train:  11​h
1
Naples
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naples road trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Naples is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, plan for much colder days in Naples, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

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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 20th (Tue), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planner .

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trek along Cinque Terre Trails, take a stroll around Vernazza, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planner .

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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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 23rd (Fri): make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice tour planning tool .

Drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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