31 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

31 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Perugia, Italy
— 1 night
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Padua, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
You've added Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Lido Villa Olmo, Colonne di San Lorenzo, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, then explore the world behind art at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Villa Olmo. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan holiday maker.

Newark, USA to Milan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lago di Lod, Church of San Lorenzo, Lago di Dres, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Lorenzo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, and finally hike along Lago di Lod. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, then explore the world behind art at Musei Reali, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turin trip maker.

Getting from Milan to Turin by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Basilica delle Vigne, Boccadasse, Hike the Punta Manara, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hike the Punta Manara, wander the streets of Boccadasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica delle Vigne, then explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, then see the interesting displays at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso, and finally examine the collection at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Doria Tursi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Vernazzola Beach, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, then steep yourself in history at Porta Soprana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and finally examine the collection at D'Albertis Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa trip builder website.

Drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in August: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 83°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Spezia.
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La Spezia, Italy — 2 nights

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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, San Pietro Church, Centro Storico, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve, see the interesting displays at Castle of Saint Giorgio, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico, then steep yourself in history at Porta del Borgo, and finally wander the streets of Portovenere. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via dell'Amore.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the La Spezia trip itinerary website.

Getting from Genoa to La Spezia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in La Spezia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
You've added Bagno Uappala, Knights’ Square, Battistero di San Giovanni, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then stroll through Bagno Uappala, then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pisa attractions planner.

Drive from La Spezia to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palatine Hill, Basilica di Santa Prassede and Colosseum. Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, explore the ancient world of Terme di Caracalla, get engrossed in the history at Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning app.

Fly from Pisa to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Perugia.
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Perugia, Italy — 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Saint Pietro Gate, Centro Storico di Assisi, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Saint Pietro Gate, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, explore the world behind art at Studio Moretti Caselli, then delve into the distant past at Ipogeo Di S. Manno, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Assisi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Di Ramazzano Cantine Aliani.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Perugia online itinerary planner.

Drive from Rome to Perugia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 63°F in Perugia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Castello delle Quattro Torri and Piazza del Campo. On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, then contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia, then see the interesting displays at Synagogue and Jewish Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello delle Quattro Torri, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siena day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Perugia to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
You've now added Piazza del Duomo to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then see the interesting displays at Cappella Brancacci, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to City of San Marino.
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City of San Marino, San Marino — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cesta Tower as well as Mount Titan. On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Cesta Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan, steep yourself in history at Porta San Francesco, contemplate the long history of Montale Tower, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the City of San Marino trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to City of San Marino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, daily temperatures in City of San Marino can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fontana del Nettuno, Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco and Basilica di San Vitale. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Vitale, appreciate the extensive heritage of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, examine the collection at Ducati Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Portico di San Luca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Fontana del Nettuno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, and finally get a dose of the wild on Associazione Vitruvio.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna vacation builder tool.

Getting from City of San Marino to Bologna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bologna are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Road of 52 Tunnels, Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo), and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then contemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Road of 52 Tunnels, delve into the distant past at Porta Borsari - World Heritage Site, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Arca di Cansignorio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Antica.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Verona day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough 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).
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site and Castello del Catajo. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, explore the world behind art at Castello del Catajo, take in nature's colorful creations at Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza delle Erbe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Poli Museo della Grappa, then admire the striking features of Villa Valmarana ai Nani, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico.

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Drive from Verona to Padua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Verona in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Padua: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

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.
You've added Ponte di Rialto, Centro Storico di Treviso, Laguna Veneta, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico di Venezia and San Giorgio Maggiore. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Etnografico Regole d'Ampezzo capture your imagination. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Oasi Cervara in Quinto di Treviso, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice holiday planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Padua to Venice in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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San Marino travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.
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