17 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

17 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naples day trip website.

Brno, Czech Republic to Naples is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brno in August: high temperatures in Naples hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Pompeii, Italy

— 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Museo della Carta (in Amalfi), Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio (in Scala). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno, do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Pompeii trip tool.

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In August, daytime highs in Pompeii are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Get outdoors at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Le Palme. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Le Ninfe (in Castel Gandolfo) and Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip website.

Traveling by train from Pompeii to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 9th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, then make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pisa travel planner.

You can fly from Rome to Pisa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pisa when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), hike along Cinque Terre Trails, see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Fegina, don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre online itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Campo. Visit The Baptistery of St. John and Piazza del Duomo for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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City of San Marino, San Marino

— 1 night
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 14th (Sat): make a trip to Montale Tower, examine the collection at Museo Della Totura, 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 get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino road trip planner.

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. In August in City of San Marino, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Verona, Italy

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sun), take a stroll through Via Mazzini, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Getting from City of San Marino to Verona by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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 16th (Mon): stop by Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Eraclea Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice journey planning site.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.