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

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

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

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

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome due to the time zone difference. In December, Rome is colder than Dubai - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Girolamo Gozi Monument and then step into the grandiose world of Guaita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo di Stato, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, don't miss a visit to Cesta Tower, see the interesting displays at Museo Creature della Notte - Vampiri e Licantropi, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, and finally don't miss a visit to Cava dei Balestrieri.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the City of San Marino trip itinerary planner .

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in December: highs in City of San Marino hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

San Marino Adventures
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San Marino Adventures ©
San Marino Adventures
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Guaita ©
Guaita

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice trip website .

Drive from City of San Marino to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from City of San Marino in December, Venice is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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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 3rd (Fri), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip builder site .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Milan are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, admire the striking features of Place du Palais, then take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo day trip site .

Traveling by car from Milan to Monte-Carlo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Milan in January, expect Monte-Carlo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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