23 days in Dubai & Italy Itinerary

23 days in Dubai & Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Dubai & Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  16​h
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Pisa, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Modena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
San Marino, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Pescara, Italy
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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7
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center and Sharjah Museums. Al Fahidi Fort and Sharjah Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Dubai with an excursion to Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi--about 2 hours away. Fill the 28th (Wed) with excitement at Aquaventure Waterpark. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, kick back and relax at Umm Suqeim Beach, and stroll around Jumeirah Public Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dubai trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In August, Dubai is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 49°C and lows of 38°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naples.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 1st (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, take in the waterfront activity at Santa Lucia, then examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, then take a stroll through Decumani di Napoli, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Dubai to Naples in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, Naples is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

2
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, wander the streets of Trastevere, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and then make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally examine the collection at Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo - Museo Del Ciclismo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pisa trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Pisa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Madonna del Ghisallo, Bagno Maurizio
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Bagno Maurizio ©
Bagno Maurizio
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Madonna del Ghisallo ©
Madonna del Ghisallo

2
nights
Milan, Italy

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 7th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then explore the galleries of Castello Sforzesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto. On the next day, wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

1
night
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, do a tasting at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, then see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, then brush up on your military savvy at Sala Museale dell'Accademia Militare, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Modena day trip site .

Drive from Venice to Modena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Modena can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Marino.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Museo Ferrari
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari

1
night
San Marino, Italy

San Marino ©
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Marino attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Modena to San Marino in an hour. September in San Marino sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pescara.

Things to do in San Marino

Museums

Side Trip

Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini
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Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini ©
Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini

1
night
Pescara, Italy

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte del Mare, then explore the world behind art at Aurum - La Fabbrica delle Idee, then examine the collection at Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio, and finally contemplate the long history of Pescara Vecchia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pescara online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Marino to Pescara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pescara

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castello Aragonese
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Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Pescara Vecchia ©
Pescara Vecchia

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