11 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

11 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

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11 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Ferrara, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia


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Ferrara, Italy

Ferrara ©
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Castello Estense, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via delle Volte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Ferrara.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ferrara trip planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Ferrara is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in August, with highs in Ferrara at 37°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites
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Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Ferrara Cathedral ©
Ferrara Cathedral
Centro Storico Ferrara ©
Centro Storico Ferrara

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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 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cesta Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico, step into the grandiose world 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 see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our City of San Marino trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ferrara to City of San Marino in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Ferrara in August, you will find days in City of San Marino are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites
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Guaita ©
Guaita
Palazzo Pubblico ©
Palazzo Pubblico
Basilica del Santo Marino ©
Basilica del Santo Marino

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder website .

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from City of San Marino in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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 21st (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa holiday maker .

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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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 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, then explore the world behind art at Museo di Palazzo Reale, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Genoa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Pisa to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisa in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Museo di Palazzo Reale ©
Museo di Palazzo Reale
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

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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 (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip planning website .

Getting from Genoa to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Genoa in August since evenings lows in Milan dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Verona.

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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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 26th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, make a trip to Piazza Bra, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Verona driving holiday app .

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Venice.

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
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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