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: London, United Kingdom
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  6 h 30 min
1
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Rimini, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Tremezzina, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 6th (Sun), trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, hike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, then take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, and finally trek along Cinque Terre footpaths. Keep things going the next day: hike along Path N. 6D, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and then stop by Fannys Bazar.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Cinque Terre is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cinque Terre is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Cinque Terre hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Fannys Bazar ©
Fannys Bazar

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Florence

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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
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo di Stato, contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, then explore the historical opulence of Guaita, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino route planner.

You can drive from Florence to City of San Marino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in September: highs in City of San Marino hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rimini.

Things to do in City of San Marino

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Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Palazzo Pubblico ©
Palazzo Pubblico

1
night
Rimini, Italy

Rimini
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rimini trip planner.

Rimini is very close to City of San Marino. In September in Rimini, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for Bologna on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Rimini

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4
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parma (Cattedrale di Parma & Caseificio San Pier Damiani), Modena (Acetaia Villa San Donnino & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti) and Venice (Lido, Isola di Sant'Erasmo, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and design of Academya Lingue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna route planning app .

Traveling by train from Rimini to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Bologna are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Venice, Parma, Modena
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
Lido ©
Lido

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): make a trip to Santuario Madonna di Lourdes, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, then wander the streets of Quinzano, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Verona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours 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

1
night
Tremezzina, Italy

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the verdant scenery at Valchiavenna, and finally look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Tremezzina trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Verona to Tremezzina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tremezzina are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Azalea - Silk of Como, Valchiavenna
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tremezzina to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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