15 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

15 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Padua, Italy
— 2 nights
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Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
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Parma, Italy
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La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 3 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bologna, Italy — 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bologna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Bologna to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Padua.
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Padua, Italy — 2 nights

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Padua tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Padua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bologna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Padua, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Garda.
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Garda, Italy — 2 nights

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Garda driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Padua to Garda 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 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Parma.
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Parma, Italy

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Parma trip planner.

Getting from Garda to Parma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Parma are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will leave for La Spezia on the 23rd (Tue).
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La Spezia, Italy — 1 night

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a tour by water with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and then wander the streets of Portovenere.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the La Spezia day trip app.

You can drive from Parma to La Spezia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in La Spezia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

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 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

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Traveling by car from La Spezia to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.
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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 25th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find out how to plan a trip to Florence, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Siena.
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Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Siena trip maker.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to City of San Marino.
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City of San Marino, San Marino — 3 nights

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.
Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at San Marino Adventures. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Guaita, don't miss a visit to Montale Tower, see the interesting displays at Museo di Stato, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Siena to City of San Marino in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Siena, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in City of San Marino, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Valentino della Grada.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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