19 days in Italy, France & Riyadh Itinerary

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 day
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — 1 day

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, examine the collection at National Museum, then walk around King Abdullah Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Riyadh sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. October in Riyadh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cannes.
Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Village de Mougins.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cannes tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Riyadh to Cannes in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in October, expect Cannes to be much colder, temps between 25°C and 14°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Nice.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, visit Old Town, make a trip to Place Massena, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Genoa, Italy — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa holiday planner.

You can drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rocche Dei Barbari (in Barbaresco), Langhe landscapes (in Alba) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Genoa in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Milan, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Siena, &more) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

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.