Route & dates
14 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary
Fly + Shuttle + Train: 28 h
Rimini— 4 nights
Drive: 2 h 15 min
Parma— 3 nights
Bus: 1 h
Bologna— 4 nights
Train + Tram + Fly: 27 h
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A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.Explore Rimini's surroundings by going to Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe), Cesena (teatro Alessandro Bonci & Biblioteca Malatestiana) and Ravenna (Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), Mirabilandia, &more). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at The Tiberius Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oltremare, find something for the whole family at Fiabilandia, and make a trip to Torre Nera Forli.
For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rimini travel planning website .
Melbourne, Australia to Rimini is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Rimini hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Parma.
Things to do in Rimini
Ravenna, Riccione, Cesena, Cesenatico, Pieve di San Donato
Capital of Italian Food Valley
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.Venture out of the city with trips to La Pietra Guide Alpine (in Castelnovo ne' Monti), Maranello (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Museo Ferrari) and Modena (Duomo di Modena & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista, and see the interesting displays at Museo Renato Brozzi.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Parma trip planning tool .
Getting from Rimini to Parma by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Parma, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bologna.
Things to do in Parma
Modena, Maranello, Museo Renato Brozzi, La Pietra Guide Alpine, Torre Civica o Dell'orologio
Heart of Italian Cuisine
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Ferrara (Piazzetta Sant'Anna, Ferrara Cathedral, &more), Palazzo Barozzi (in Vignola) and Acetaia Villa San Donnino (in Modena). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, take in the architecture and design of Academya Lingue, and contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.
To find out how to plan a trip to Bologna, use our trip itinerary maker.
Getting from Parma to Bologna by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Bologna sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Bologna
Ferrara, Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Palazzo Barozzi
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