27 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

27 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

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27 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

Start: Akureyri, Iceland
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Como, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Lucca, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Akureyri, Iceland


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4
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Dorsoduro. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica di Aquileia in Aquileia (about 1h 55 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cannaregio, head off the coast to Lido, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Veneta, and make a trip to Torre dell'Orologio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip planning tool .

Akureyri, Iceland to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Akureyri to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Akureyri in June: highs in Venice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Basilica di Aquileia
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Photography Tours
Scala Contarini del Bovolo ©
Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lago di Molveno and Lago di Tovel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Lungolago di Lazise (in Lazise), Mountbaldo (in Malcesine) and Parco Giardino Sigurta (in Valeggio Sul Mincio). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza Bra, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip builder tool .

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mountbaldo, Parco Giardino Sigurta, Lago di Molveno, Lungolago di Lazise, Lago di Tovel
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Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro
Lago di Tovel ©
Lago di Tovel

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nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Citta Alta and Leolandia. Step out of Milan to go to Bergamo and see Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Sempione, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Milan journey app .

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bergamo, Leolandia
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La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

4
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Orta and Lago Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Bogn (in Riva di Solto), Lago d'Iseo (in Iseo) and San Giulio Island (in Orta San Giulio). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, head off the coast to Isola Bella, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, and contemplate the long history of Isola Madre.

For reviews and tourist information, read Como vacation planner .

Take a train from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Como, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Como

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Verbania, Orta San Giulio, Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, Isola Bella, Bogn
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Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
Lago d'Iseo ©
Lago d'Iseo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Di Montalbo, walk around San Marino Nature Park, then step into the grandiose world of Guaita, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, and finally don't miss a visit to Passo Delle Streghe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the City of San Marino trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Como to City of San Marino takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in City of San Marino can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Parks Historic Sites
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San Marino Nature Park ©
San Marino Nature Park
Guaita ©
Guaita
Cimitero Di Montalbo ©
Cimitero Di Montalbo

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Portovenere. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Porto Venere (San Pietro Church & Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo)), Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere (in La Spezia). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Finalborgo, enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, examine the collection at Dialogo nel Buio, and trek along Cinque Terre Trails.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from City of San Marino to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Porto Venere, Genoa, Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, Finalborgo
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Finalborgo ©
Finalborgo

3
nights
Lucca, Italy

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyon Park and Ponte della Maddalena - Ponte del Diavolo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucca: Livorno (Santuario di Montenero & Terrazza Mascagni), Pisa (Battistero, Camposanto, & more) and Piazza del Duomo (in Pistoia). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, take in panoramic vistas at Guinigi Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Frediano.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lucca trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Lucca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Spas Adventure

Side Trips

Pisa, Livorno, Canyon Park, Piazza del Duomo, Ponte della Maddalena - Ponte del Diavolo
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Biblioteca Piccolomini (in Siena). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, pause for some photo ops at Perseus Statue, and don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biblioteca Piccolomini, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Perseus Statue ©
Perseus Statue
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
Food Tours

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