16 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

16 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

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Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Verona, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Bring the kids along to Doge's Palace and Ponte di Rialto. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Venice (Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Fondamenta Zattere, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Verona trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Verona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Verona: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 2 nights
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 8th (Thu): find something for the whole family at San Marino Adventures. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Cesta Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, then don't miss a visit to Cava dei Balestrieri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza della Liberta.

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Traveling by car from Verona to City of San Marino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Verona in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in City of San Marino: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Siena, Italy

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, stop by Cravattificio di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

Before you visit Siena, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from City of San Marino to Siena in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from City of San Marino, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Siena, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Bring the kids along to Angelo's Boat Tours and Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere. Venture out of the city with trips to Genoa (Giardini di Quinto & Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi), Basilica di Santo Stefano (in Lavagna) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre online visit planner.

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan trip builder app.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

San Marino travel guide

3.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.