12 days in Rome, Tuscany & Venice Itinerary

12 days in Rome, Tuscany & Venice Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Pantheon and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Musei Capitolini. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Orti Farnesiani sul Palatino.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Castello di Verrazzano, Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Basilica di San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, visit Dorsoduro, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, and contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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