21 days in Italy, Cape Town & Doha Itinerary

21 days in Italy, Cape Town & Doha Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
Fly
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Doha, Qatar
— 1 night
Fly
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Milan, Italy
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town tour website.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Cape Town are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Doha.
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Doha, Qatar — 1 night

Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Doha trip builder website.

Getting from Cape Town to Doha by flight takes about 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Doha. Traveling from Cape Town in August, things will get much warmer in Doha: highs are around 51°C and lows about 35°C. You'll set off for Milan on the 15th (Wed).
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Milan, Italy

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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milan attractions planner.

You can fly from Doha to Milan in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in August, things will get cooler in Milan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. You will leave for Verona on the 15th (Wed).
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Verona, Italy — 3 nights

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 photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Verona holiday builder app.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

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.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 3 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Genoa day trip planning app.

Drive from Florence to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in August since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 25°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Head to Il Negozietto and Shopville Le Grufor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascate del Rutor and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin trip maker site.

Getting from Genoa to Turin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect Turin to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 20°C. You will leave for Siena on the 30th (Thu).
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Siena, Italy — 3 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Wine Tours & Tastings has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), make a trip to Piazza del Campo. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Siena itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Turin to Siena takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Turin in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Siena, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sun).
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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