11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Rome is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Riyadh, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Positano

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens) and Sorrento (Wine Tours & Tastings & Piazza Tasso). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), and stop by Emporio della Ceramica di murano crescenzo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Positano trip maker app .

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence day trip app .

You can drive from Positano to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. Traveling from Positano in July, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a stroll around Vernazza, then stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre journey tool .

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip planner .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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