15 days in Italy & Dubai Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Dubai Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Sappada, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kids will enjoy Wild Wadi Waterpark and The Dubai Mall. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, meet the residents at Dubai Dolphinarium, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubai trip maker website.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in July, and nighttime lows around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Florence.
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Theme Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can fly from Dubai to Florence in 9 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Florence due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Florence reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siena.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Siena, Italy — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Siena trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pisa.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Pisa, Italy — 2 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, kick back and relax at Bagno Maurizio, then admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, and finally admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Palazzo al Borgo di Corliano, see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

Planning Pisa trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Siena to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Pisa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 30th (Sat), look for gifts at Cantina du Sciacchetra, then see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.
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Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Wildlife
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Bologna, Italy — 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, then delve into the distant past at Area Archeologico- Naturalistica di Monte Bibele, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bologna route maker.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Bologna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sappada.
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Sappada, Italy — 1 night

Apart from the beauty of its mountain landscapes, Sappada also boasts a particular rural architecture of wooden houses built using an ancient technique called "blockbau." Thanks to its location in the imposing Dolomites, the village serves as a popular tourist destination in both winter and summer months.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Calvi Mountain Hut, then wander the streets of Borgata Cima Sappada, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Sappada.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sappada trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Sappada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Milan planning tool.

You can drive from Sappada to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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