13 days in Italy, City of San Marino & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

13 days in Italy, City of San Marino & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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13 days in Italy, City of San Marino & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Subway:  15​min
2
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 day
Subway:  15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  3​h
5
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 day
Bus + Train:  3​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  4​h 30​min
9
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Train:  4​h 30​min
10
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
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 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome holiday planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get cooler in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take the subway to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
day
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Vatican Grottoes, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vatican City trip itinerary planning website .

Vatican City is very close to Rome. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a subway to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
La Pieta ©
La Pieta
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): wander the streets of Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome visit planning website .

Rome is very close to Vatican City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
night
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 27th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

1
day
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 28th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Girolamo Gozi Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of Torture, explore the historical opulence of Guaita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino trip planning app .

You can drive from Florence to City of San Marino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect nights in City of San Marino to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Palazzo Pubblico ©
Palazzo Pubblico

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from City of San Marino in December, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice journey planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Venice is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
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 31st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Milan online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planning site .

You can drive from Milan to Monte-Carlo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in January: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then see La Casa Maledetta, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in January, things will get slightly colder in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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