9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take advantage of the amenities at Bagni Alberoni, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Venice. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, take a stroll through Quinzano, then hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 22nd (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Getting from Verona to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the striking features of Vatican Museums.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome journey planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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