12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Jeddah
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Castelnuovo del Garda
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bolzano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Valdaora
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Jeddah

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan road trip planning app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Milan is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Milan is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in July: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Castelnuovo del Garda.

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

1
night
Castelnuovo del Garda

Castelnuovo del Garda ©
Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. On the 12th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium and then get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Castelnuovo del Garda online trip builder.

Take a train from Milan to Castelnuovo del Garda in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium ©
Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium

1
night
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Alte Grieser Pfarrkirche mit dem Altar von Michael Pacher, stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, then do a tasting at Loacker Winery, then don't miss a visit to Via Argentieri, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bolzano trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Castelnuovo del Garda to Bolzano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Bolzano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Valdaora.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Museums Wineries
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
Loacker Winery ©
Loacker Winery
Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide ©
Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide

1
night
Valdaora

Valdaora ©
Olang is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 60km northeast of the city of Bolzano.GeographyAs of 31 December 2015, it had a population of 3,132 and an area of 49.0km2.Olang borders the following municipalities: Bruneck, Mareo, Prags, Rasen-Antholz, and Welsberg-Taisten.FrazioniThe municipality of Olang contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Geiselsberg (Sorafurcia), Mitterolang (Valdaora di Mezzo), Niederolang (Valdaora di Sotto) and Oberolang (Valdaora di Sopra).HistoryCoat-of-armsThe emblem is argent a bend vert on which are represented three cart’s wheels. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Parrocchiale di Maria Assunta, see the interesting displays at Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi, and then let little ones run wild at Mondo Bimbi Valdaora - Kinderwelt Olang.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Valdaora tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bolzano to Valdaora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Valdaora

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi
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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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, get a new perspective on things with Like a Venetian, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary planner.

Getting from Valdaora to Venice by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome visit planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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