8 days in Italy, Villach & San Marino Itinerary

8 days in Italy, Villach & San Marino Itinerary

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Villach, Austria
Drive to Klagenfurt Airport, Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
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Bari, Italy
— 1 night
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Dogana, San Marino
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
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Villach, Austria

Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a tour by water with Flug Taxi fun and fly, witness a stunning natural landmark at Das Maibachl, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Evangelische Kirche Im Stadtpark.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Villach holiday builder tool.

Linz to Villach is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In September in Villach, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Villach

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Villach to Rome. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Villach in September: high temperatures in Rome hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 25th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Naples online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bari, Italy

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta and then admire the striking features of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bari trip planning app.

Drive from Naples to Bari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dogana.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dogana, San Marino

— 1 night
Dogana is a town and a civil parish, whose name means "Customs House"; it is located in the north-eastern corner of San Marino in the Serravalle municipality . To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dogana online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bari to Dogana takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. September in Dogana sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to Bologna.

Things to do in Dogana

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Bologna, Italy

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 27th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dogana to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Pisa on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at Brain In A Cage, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pisa trip builder website.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Pisa

Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Genoa, Italy

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Pisa to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisa in September, Genoa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Milan, Italy

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 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Milan when traveling from Genoa in September, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

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.