20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Forte Dei Marmi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
5
La Maddalena
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
8
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Foot + Subway + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
9
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Riyadh

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cannaregio and Ponte dei Sospiri. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice online visit planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In July, Venice is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Forte Dei Marmi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Forte Dei Marmi

Forte Dei Marmi ©
Forte dei Marmi is a sea town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy). Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Bagno Minerva, then kick back and relax at Bagno Piemonte, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Forte dei Marmi. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bagno Le Dune del Forte and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno La Bonaccia.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Forte Dei Marmi trip planning app .

You can drive from Florence to Forte Dei Marmi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Forte Dei Marmi

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Forte Lorenese ©
Forte Lorenese

3
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Capo Caccia and Asinara. Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di Maria Pia and Scuba & Snorkeling. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni and do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alghero attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Forte Dei Marmi to Alghero with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Asinara
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

1
night
La Maddalena

La Maddalena ©
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Bassa Trinita and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Coticcio.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the La Maddalena road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Alghero to La Maddalena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Bassa Trinita ©
Spiaggia Bassa Trinita

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get outside with Spiaggia di Capo Comino and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Isuledda. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Brandinchi and then stroll through Lu Impostu Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro journey planner.

Traveling by car from La Maddalena to San Teodoro takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia Isuledda, Spiaggia di Capo Comino, Cala Brandinchi
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Capo Comino ©
Spiaggia di Capo Comino
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pulcino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, and then don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lampedusa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Teodoro to Lampedusa takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lampedusa when traveling from San Teodoro in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

1
night
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 11th (Tue), Head underground at White Grotta, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Piccola, explore the galleries of Villa San Michele, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Anacapri trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Lampedusa to Anacapri in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Anacapri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Capri
Highlights from your plan
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cascata delle Marmore and Santa Maria in Trastevere. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Anacapri to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, subway, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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