15 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

15 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus to Roma Tiburtina, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Fornillo, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naples sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Naples is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Naples is 6 hours. In August, Naples is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online travel route planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Vatican City, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Necropolis, then make a trip to St. Peter's Square, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexander VII, and finally examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vatican City road trip tool.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally make a trip to L’importuno di Michelangelo. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Vatican City to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Vatican City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Orti Borghesi San Marino, 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 don't miss a visit to Cava dei Balestrieri, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Montale Tower, explore the galleries of Modern Weapons Museum, then find something for the whole family at San Marino Adventures, and finally appreciate the history behind Girolamo Gozi Monument.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the City of San Marino visit website.

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. In August in City of San Marino, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Arena di Verona in Verona, approximately Verona away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice online travel route planner.

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. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 · 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.