15 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

15 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

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15 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

Start: Bergerac City, France
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Bergamo, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Verona, Italy
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
6
Bologna, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: Bergerac City, France

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 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and then browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

Bergerac, France to Milan is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Bergerac in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Milan, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bergamo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piana Di San Tomaso, then make a trip to Cappella dei Morti di Peste, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di San Nicolo, don't miss a visit to Antiche Miniere Piani Resinelli, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Vecchia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally contemplate the long history of La Citta Alta.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergamo trip builder.

Drive from Milan to Bergamo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bergamo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Campanile di San Nicolo, Antiche Miniere Piani Resinelli, Piana Di San Tomaso, Cappella dei Morti di Peste
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La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Piana Di San Tomaso ©
Piana Di San Tomaso
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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hours
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Verona travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Bergamo to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

4
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.
Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
day
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 22nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip generator.

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

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nights
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
On the 23rd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan, contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, and finally explore the historical opulence of Guaita.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the City of San Marino itinerary builder.

Drive from Bologna to City of San Marino in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Basilica del Santo Marino ©
Basilica del Santo Marino

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