27 days in Italy & Dubai Itinerary

27 days in Italy & Dubai Itinerary

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27 days in Italy & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
2
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
5
Orvieto, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
6
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  2​h 30​min
7
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
You've now added St Mark's Campanile to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Melbourne to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off toComo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Como-Brunate funicular has been added to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Como vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Como takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Como, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Tours Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Como-Brunate funicular ©
Como-Brunate funicular

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre as well as Leaning Tower of Pisa. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip planner .

You can drive from Como to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica di Santa Croce as well as Piazza della Signoria. Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Ponte Vecchio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence online trip planner .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Decugnano dei Barbi has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Moro, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto, then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Orvieto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Orvieto, explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Underground, and then learn about winemaking at Decugnano dei Barbi.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orvieto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Orvieto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Salerno on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Decugnano dei Barbi ©
Decugnano dei Barbi
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Orvieto ©

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
You've now added Castello di Arechi to your itinerary. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno and take in the dramatic natural features at I Due Fratelli.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salerno trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Salerno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Orvieto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salerno, with lows of 24°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off toSorrento.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno
Castello di Arechi ©
Castello di Arechi

2
nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Banana Split Pub. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento route tool .

Drive from Salerno to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. In September, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Banana Split Pub ©
Banana Split Pub
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, La Pieta, and other attractions you added. Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip website .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in September, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Dubai.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Platinum Heritage as well as Burj Khalifa. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mamzar Beach Park and then identify plant and animal life at Platinum Heritage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at The Walk at JBR, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and then admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dubai trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Dubai by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rome to Dubai, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Rome in October; daily highs in Dubai reach 41°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Platinum Heritage ©
Platinum Heritage
Al Mamzar Beach Park ©
Al Mamzar Beach Park

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