23 days in Dubai & Italy Itinerary

23 days in Dubai & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  16 h
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
2
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  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
+2
Bus + Train + 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.
Popular historic sites such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Heritage Village are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Al Fahidi Fort and Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House. Venture out of the city with trips to Sharjah (Sharjah Museums & Sharjah Heritage Museum). categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mamzar Beach Park, stroll through Marina Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai day trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 49°C and lows are around 38°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Naples.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Abu Dhabi, Sharjah
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica, take a stroll through Santa Lucia, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naples travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Naples takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Naples. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Naples at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Decumani di Napoli
Decumani di Napoli
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally examine the collection at Madonna del Ghisallo.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa vacation builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Pisa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bagno Maurizio, Madonna del Ghisallo
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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.
On the 7th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Cannaregio, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Venice holiday website.

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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. 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, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, examine the collection 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 other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Modena trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Venice to Modena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Modena, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Marino.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

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.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Marino trip planner.

Traveling by car from Modena to San Marino takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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): take in the views from Ponte del Mare, then admire the masterpieces at Aurum - La Fabbrica delle Idee, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio, and finally wander the streets of Pescara Vecchia.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Pescara attractions app.

You can drive from San Marino to Pescara in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. September in Pescara sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pescara

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castello Aragonese
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Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio ©
Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Pescara Vecchia ©
Pescara Vecchia

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