9 days in Italy & Dubai Itinerary

9 days in Italy & Dubai Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights

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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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 27th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Venice is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Venice. In December, Venice is colder than Dubai - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 29th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Dubai.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter, and finally browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubai online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Rome to Dubai in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Dubai is 3 hours. Traveling from Rome in January, expect Dubai to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Tours · Museums · Adventure
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.