58 days in Italy, Rijeka & City of San Marino Itinerary

58 days in Italy, Rijeka & City of San Marino Itinerary

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Rijeka, Croatia
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Trieste, Italy
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Grado, Italy
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Aquileia, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Chioggia, Italy
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Vicenza, Italy
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Brescia, Italy
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Soncino, Italy
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Bergamo, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Como, Italy
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Turin, Italy
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Genoa, Italy
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Cinque Terre, Italy
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Pavia, Italy
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Piacenza, Italy
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Cremona, Italy
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Parma, Italy
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Modena, Italy
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Ravenna, Italy
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City of San Marino, San Marino
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Rimini, Italy
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Pesaro, Italy
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Cesena, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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Ferrara, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Arezzo, Italy
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Perugia, Italy
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Assisi, Italy
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Spoleto, Italy
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San Gimignano, Italy
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Rijeka, Croatia

— 1 night
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Rijeka trip planner.

Pag to Rijeka is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pag in April since evenings lows in Rijeka dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Trieste.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites

Trieste, Italy

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Palazzo del Municipio and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Synagogue of Trieste.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Trieste route planning website.

You can drive from Rijeka to Trieste in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Grado.

Things to do in Trieste

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Grado, Italy

Grado is a town and comune in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located on an island and adjacent peninsula of the Adriatic Sea between Venice and Trieste.Once mainly a fishing center, today it is a popular tourist destination, known commonly as L'Isola del Sole ("The Sunny Island"), also famous because it is also a spa town; together with Marano Lagunare, it is the center of the Marano-Grado Lagoon, which is famous for its uncontaminated nature. To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Grado online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Grado takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Trieste in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Grado. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Aquileia.

Things to do in Grado

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Aquileia, Italy

— 1 night
Aquileia is an ancient Roman city in Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about 10km from the sea, on the river Natiso (modern Natisone), the course of which has changed somewhat since Roman times. To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Aquileia trip itinerary builder.

Aquileia is just a stone's throw from Grado. April in Aquileia sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Venice.

Things to do in Aquileia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

Venice, Italy

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 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and then appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Aquileia to Venice takes 2 hours. April in Venice sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Chioggia.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chioggia, Italy

Chioggia is a coastal town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Venice in the Veneto region of northern Italy.GeographyThe town is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25km south of Venice (50km by road); causeways connect it to the mainland and to its frazione, nowadays a quarter, of Sottomarina. On the 3rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Corso del Popolo.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chioggia vacation planner.

You can drive from Venice to Chioggia in an hour. In April in Chioggia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vicenza.

Things to do in Chioggia

Historic Sites

Vicenza, Italy

— 1 night

City of Palladio

Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vicenza road trip planner.

You can drive from Chioggia to Vicenza in 1.5 hours. In April in Vicenza, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Brescia.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors

Brescia, Italy

Lioness of Italy

As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brescia trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vicenza to Brescia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vicenza in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brescia, with lows of 9°C. You will leave for Soncino on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Brescia

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

Soncino, Italy

— 1 night
Soncino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cremona in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km east of Milan and about 30km northwest of Cremona.Soncino borders the following municipalities: Casaletto di Sopra, Cumignano sul Naviglio, Fontanella, Genivolta, Orzinuovi, Roccafranca, Ticengo, Torre Pallavicina, Villachiara.Soncino received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on November 18, 2004.Main sightsThe famous, well-preserved Castle (Rocca Sforzesca), built in 1473 for Galeazzo Maria Sforza. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Romana Minore San Lorenzo Martire and then learn about winemaking at Corte Fusia Franciacorta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Soncino trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Brescia to Soncino in an hour. April in Soncino sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Soncino

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bergamo, Italy

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Rotonda di San Tome. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele al Pozzo Bianco, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario delle Sante Bartolomea Capitanio e Vincenza Gerosa, explore the world behind art at Accademia di Belle Arti Tadini, then make a trip to Torre Civica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di S. Maria di Valvendra.

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You can drive from Soncino to Bergamo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Bergamo

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Certosa di Milano.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

Drive from Bergamo to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Como.

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Como, Italy

— 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Arcumeggia and then see the interesting displays at Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte Sopra Varese.

Plan trip to Como with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Como, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Como

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Palazzo Barolo, then see the interesting displays at MEF Museo Ettore Fico, then view the masterpieces at Mostra Steve Mc Curry, and finally examine the collection at Museo Storico di Reale Mutua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Casa Martini - Martini & Rossi, then examine the collection at Ecomuseo dell'argilla, then take in the exciting artwork at Adplog, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turin trip planning app.

You can drive from Como to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Como in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 12th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di N. S. dell'Orto, see the interesting displays at Casa Carbone, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Fieschi, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Tesoro, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Paraggi, then pause for some serene contemplation at S. Nicolò di Capodimonte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Genoa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turin to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 night

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 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and then kick back and relax at Sun Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary app.

Getting from Genoa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in April, Cinque Terre is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pavia.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pavia, Italy

— 1 night
Pavia is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pavia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Pavia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Piacenza on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Pavia

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Piacenza, Italy

— 1 night
Piacenza is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo Gotico, see the interesting displays at Le Pietre Del Drago, explore the historical opulence of Rocca e Castello di Agazzano, then make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria di Campagna, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ricci Oddi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Sisto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiata S. Maria Assunta, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Sarmato.

Start your trip to Piacenza by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Pavia to Piacenza in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Piacenza can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Cremona.

Things to do in Piacenza

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Cremona, Italy

Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cremona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Piacenza to Cremona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Cremona can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Parma.

Things to do in Cremona

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Parma, Italy

— 1 night

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Parma tour itinerary website.

Getting from Cremona to Parma by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Parma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Modena, Italy

— 1 night

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, then don't miss a visit to I Love Maranello, and finally examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Modena road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Parma to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. April in Modena sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Ravenna, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Lilith Studio Gallery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna, see the interesting displays at Museo Dantesco, and then explore the world behind art at Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravenna trip planner.

Drive from Modena to Ravenna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at La Saponeria Del Titano, stroll around San Marino Nature Park, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Graziani, and finally steep yourself in history at Montale Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, steep yourself in history at Piazza della Liberta, step into the grandiose world of Guaita, then examine the collection at Modern Weapons Museum, then contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Secondo Girone di Mura.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the City of San Marino journey tool.

Drive from Ravenna to City of San Marino in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rimini.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Rimini, Italy

— 2 nights

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of PART - Palazzi dell'Arte Rimini, steep yourself in history at Piazza Tre Martiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Spiaggia Del Cuore 110. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bagno Egisto 38, then steep yourself in history at Rocca Verucchio, and then examine the collection at Museo del Bottone.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rimini vacation maker tool.

Rimini is very close to City of San Marino. In April, daily temperatures in Rimini can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pesaro.

Things to do in Rimini

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Pesaro, Italy

— 2 nights
Pesaro is a town and comune in the Italian region of the Marche, capital of the Pesaro e Urbino province, on the Adriatic. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bagni Gino&Carla 19 and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Bagni 32. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo Benelli, then explore the ancient world of Mura Augustee, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Della Croce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Santa Croce in Sentinum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pesaro road trip site.

Traveling by car from Rimini to Pesaro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cesena.

Things to do in Pesaro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesena, Italy

— 2 nights
Cesena is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, south of Ravenna and west of Rimini, on the Savio River, co-chief of the Province of Forlì-Cesena. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of MAF - Museo Archeologico Civico Tobia Aldini, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Museo Storico del Castello e della Citta, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello malatestiano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Rocca Albornoziana, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Cassiano in Pennino, take an in-depth tour of Museo e Biblioteca Renzi, see the interesting displays at Museo del Territorio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Malatestiano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Barriera Cavour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cesena trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Pesaro to Cesena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Cesena can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Cesena

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Pepoli - Museo della Storia di Bologna. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale, make a trip to Bologna Fotografata. Tre Secoli di Sguardi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Morandi, then see the interesting displays at Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bologna visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Cesena to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ferrara.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Ferrara, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of the Italian Renaissance

With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 2nd (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Corso Ercole I d"Este, learn more about the world around you at Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Trento e Trieste, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Cattedrale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Degli Sbirri and then kick back and relax at Bagno Aloha.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ferrara day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bologna to Ferrara in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Ferrara sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Ferrara

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then do a tasting at Vignamaggio, then do a tasting at Enoteca Falorni, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardino Bardini. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, then examine the collection at Stibbert Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ferrara to Florence in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Arezzo.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arezzo, Italy

— 1 night

Ancient City

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Francesco, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museo delle Bilance, then get advice or help at Ufficio Turistico Valtiberina Toscana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Giovanni Evangelista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Piccolo museo del diario, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella delle Stimmate, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arezzo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Arezzo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Perugia.

Things to do in Arezzo

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Italy

— 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, revel in the low prices at Alunni Cashmere, then do a tasting at Vineria del Carmine, then don't miss a visit to Montone - Centro Storico, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco Etrusco. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro, examine the collection at MUVIT Museo del Vino Torgiano Museum, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale, then steep yourself in history at La Rocca di Passignano Sul Trasimeno, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondazione Marini Clarelli Santi - Casa Museo degli Oddi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perugia day trip planning site.

Getting from Arezzo to Perugia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Perugia are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Perugia

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Assisi, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, learn about winemaking at Arnaldo Caprai - Viticoltore in Montefalco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Baglioni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Nuova. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip builder website.

Assisi is very close to Perugia. In May in Assisi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Spoleto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Spoleto, Italy

— 2 nights
Spoleto is an ancient city in the Italian province of Perugia in east central Umbria on a foothill of the Apennines. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia di San Gregorio Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Pietro, then wander the streets of Centro Storico di Massa Martana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Madonna delle Lacrime, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Francesco. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Statua Dedicata a San Benedetto Santo Patrono, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico e Diocesano La Castellina, then appreciate the history behind Statua Di Santa Rita, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Spoleto trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Assisi to Spoleto in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Spoleto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Orvieto, Italy

— 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto and then examine the collection at Etruscan Museum "Claudio Faina". Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Margherita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Flaviano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovenale, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella del Corporale.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orvieto trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Spoleto to Orvieto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Italy

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Parco Sculture Del Chianti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, then admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Cantina Fattoria della Talosa, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Ercolani, do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco, then learn about winemaking at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Italy

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi and then indulge your taste buds at Dievole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Castello di Monterinaldi, steep yourself in history at Volpaia, then learn the secrets of production at Castello di Meleto, then learn about winemaking at Cantalici, and finally admire the masterpieces at Parco Sculture Del Chianti.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Siena trip website.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Italy

— 3 nights

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo della Geotermia, contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Priori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte San Vivaldo, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola San Quirico, then shop like a local with La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, and finally steep yourself in history at Torre e Casa Campatelli. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Poggio al Bosco, then do a tasting at Sant'Agnese Farm, and then examine the collection at Palazzo Pretorio - Comune di Certaldo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Gimignano trip builder website.

Drive from Siena to San Gimignano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lucca, Italy

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Cristoforo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Reale di Marlia, then see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Romano. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pietrasanta, kick back and relax at Bagno Maurizio, and then make a trip to Pontile Bellavista Vittoria.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Lucca day trip planner.

Getting from San Gimignano to Lucca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Lucca sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Livorno.

Things to do in Lucca

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Livorno, Italy

— 2 nights

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Caterina da Siena, step into the grandiose world of Castello Boccale, and then learn about winemaking at Il Vino Buono 2. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo and then don't miss a visit to Scogli Piatti.

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Getting from Lucca to Livorno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. May in Livorno sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Livorno

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Pisa, Italy

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Ulderico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale, then learn about winemaking at Podere La Chiesa, and then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa online itinerary planner.

Drive from Livorno to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pisa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.