21 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

21 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
9
Padua, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
10
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Ravenna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
13
Perugia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
14
Spoleto, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
15
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence trip builder app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Florence is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February: high temperatures in Florence hover around 14°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
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 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then steep yourself in history at Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. February in Pisa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

1
night
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia
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. For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the La Spezia journey app.

Traveling by train from Pisa to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll set off for Genoa on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in La Spezia

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Reale, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Genoa itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from La Spezia to Genoa in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Genoa sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
Museo di Palazzo Reale ©
Museo di Palazzo Reale

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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 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Genoa in February, with highs in Milan at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

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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 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally enjoy some music at Arena di Verona.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Verona travel route planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Trieste.

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
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta

1
night
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the awesome beauty at Carso Triestino, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Trieste road trip app.

You can drive from Verona to Trieste in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Trieste. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks Spas Fun & Games
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Carso Triestino ©
Carso Triestino
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Spas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then look for gifts at Oreficeria Boscolo Gioie, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder website.

You can drive from Trieste to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Chiesa degli Eremitani, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, contemplate the long history of Scoletta del Santo, then make a trip to Centro Storico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Padua trip planner.

Padua is very close to Venice. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Chiesa degli Eremitani ©
Chiesa degli Eremitani
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna road trip tool.

You can take a train from Padua to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Padua in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Bologna. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 29th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne, see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ravenna trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Ravenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Girolamo Gozi Monument, examine the collection at Museo di Stato, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, then step into the grandiose world of Guaita, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the City of San Marino travel route planner.

Getting from Ravenna to City of San Marino by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Perugia.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Palazzo Pubblico ©
Palazzo Pubblico

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Perugia, Italy

Perugia ©
Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for gifts at la forgia del grifone, admire the masterpieces at Studio Moretti Caselli, then steep yourself in history at San Damiano, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perugia journey builder tool.

Getting from City of San Marino to Perugia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from City of San Marino in March, you will find days in Perugia are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Spoleto.

Things to do in Perugia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Assisi
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Studio Moretti Caselli ©
Studio Moretti Caselli
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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Spoleto, Italy

Spoleto ©
Spoleto is an ancient city in the Italian province of Perugia in east central Umbria on a foothill of the Apennines. On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then get outside with Centro Ippico La Somma, then contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally do a tasting at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Spoleto online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Perugia to Spoleto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Spoleto, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Spoleto

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Montioni Frantoio e Cantina ©
Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
Centro Ippico La Somma ©
Centro Ippico La Somma
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto ©
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre San Giovani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Sebastiano al Palatino, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Spoleto to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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