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

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

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
2
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 day
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
5
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 day
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
9
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
10
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights

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night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, thencontemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rome is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 25th (Wed), examine the collection at Vatican Grottoes, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, thensee the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vatican City trip tool.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): wander the streets of Trastevere, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, thendelve into the distant past at Pantheon, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder site.

Rome is very close to Vatican City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Fri), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, thenponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence journey planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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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 28th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Girolamo Gozi Monument, see the interesting displays at Museo Della Totura, explore the historical opulence of Guaita, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, thensteep yourself in history at Piazza della Liberta, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the City of San Marino trip maker site.

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 °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Palazzo Pubblico ©
Palazzo Pubblico

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Florence vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from City of San Marino to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from City of San Marino in December, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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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 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, thensteep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, thencontemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, thenadmire the striking features of Prince's Palace, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planning website.

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 a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, thensee La Casa Maledetta, thenget engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip app.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monte-Carlo in January; daily highs in Milan reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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