24 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

24 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Teramo, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 day
Drive
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Fiumicino, Italy
— 1 night

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 11th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, take in the views from Ponte dell'Accademia, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally try to win big at Casino di Venezia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice vacation planning tool.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. December in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Riomaggiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Via dell'Amore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Aurora, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Cinque Terre are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Campanile di Giotto and Palazzo Vecchio for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica, engage your brain at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Naples, Italy

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Amalfi (Centro Storico & Cimitero Monumentale), Anacapri (Blue Grotto, Monte Solaro, &more) and Capri (Tourist Office Marina Grande, Giardini di Augusto, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Gennaro, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and don't miss a visit to Corso Italia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Naples route tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Naples sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Rome to go to Ostia Antica and see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Teramo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Teramo, Italy

— 5 nights
Teramo is a city and comune in the Italian region of Abruzzo, the capital of the province of Teramo.The city, 150km from Rome, is situated between the highest mountains of the Apennines (Gran Sasso d'Italia) and the Adriatic coast. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rocca Calascio and Centro Storico di Teramo. Change things up with these side-trips from Teramo: Dai Prati di Tivo al Rifugio Franchetti (in Pietracamela), Campo Imperatore (in Assergi) and L'Aquila (Forte Spagnolo & National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria La Nova, see a show at Teatro Comunale Di Atri, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Kursaal, and take in the waterfront at Pescara I Trabocchi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Teramo trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Teramo in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Teramo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 1 day
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 2nd (Sun), get your bearings at Tourism Office of San Marino, step into the grandiose world of Guaita, and then explore the galleries of Museo Della Totura.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read City of San Marino trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Teramo to City of San Marino by car takes about 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fiumicino.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Museums
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Fiumicino, Italy

— 1 night
Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). On the 3rd (Mon), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fiumicino trip planning app.

Getting from City of San Marino to Fiumicino by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from City of San Marino in January: highs in Fiumicino hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C.
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Highlights from your trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.