12 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

12 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
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Rimini, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Grande, then view the masterpieces at Palazzo dei Diamanti, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bologna trip builder tool.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Bologna is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vilnius in January, with highs in Bologna at 9°C and lows at 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Piazza Grande, Palazzo dei Diamanti
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro
Palazzo dei Diamanti ©
Palazzo dei Diamanti

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Mura Venete, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then steep yourself in history at Certosa di Pavia, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Certosa di Pavia, Mura Venete
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Sant'Eufemia, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, make a trip to Porta dei Borsari, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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The Church of Sant'Eufemia ©
The Church of Sant'Eufemia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, look for gifts at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence visit planning app.

Getting from Verona to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, make a trip to Abazzia di Torri, then step into the grandiose world of La Rocca di Staggia, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa di Santa Caterina.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Siena trip maker tool.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abazzia di Torri, La Rocca di Staggia
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Abazzia di Torri ©
Abazzia di Torri
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
La Rocca di Staggia ©
La Rocca di Staggia

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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 31st (Fri): explore the galleries of Palazzo Graziani, steep yourself in history at Montale Tower, look for gifts at San Marino Duck Store, then explore the historical opulence of Guaita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza della Liberta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Siena to City of San Marino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Siena in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in City of San Marino: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Rimini.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Montale Tower ©
Montale Tower
Guaita ©
Guaita
Basilica del Santo Marino ©
Basilica del Santo Marino

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Rimini, Italy

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
On the 1st (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Borgo San Giuliano, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Citta di Rimini, make a trip to Domus del Chirurgo, get into the urban bustle at Palacongressi di Rimini, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Tre Martiri, and finally steep yourself in history at Antica Pescheria di Piazza Cavour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rimini day trip planning tool.

Rimini is just a short distance from City of San Marino. In January in Rimini, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Rimini

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Borgo San Giuliano ©
Borgo San Giuliano
Antica Pescheria di Piazza Cavour ©
Antica Pescheria di Piazza Cavour
Museo della Citta di Rimini ©
Museo della Citta di Rimini

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Rimini to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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