25 days in Northwest Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

25 days in Northwest Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

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25 days in Northwest Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  15 h
1
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Alba, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
7
Greve in Chianti, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Hong Kong, China

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nights
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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Milan road trip planning website.

Hong Kong, China to Milan is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hong Kong in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alba.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Alba, Italy

Alba ©
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. On the 18th (Tue), do a tasting at Drocco Luigi Az. Agricola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, then appreciate the views at Langhe landscapes UNESCO, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Hot Pink Big Bench, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, learn about winemaking at Cantina Mauro Sebaste, then take a stroll around Fondazione Ferrero, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa Di San Giuseppe.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alba day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Milan to Alba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Alba can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Genoa.

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Castello di Grinzane Cavour
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Cantina Mauro Sebaste ©
Cantina Mauro Sebaste
Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Chiesa Di San Giuseppe ©
Chiesa Di San Giuseppe

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Step out of Genoa to go to Sestri Levante and see Baia del Silenzio, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale.

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

Drive from Alba to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Alba in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Genoa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

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nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get outdoors at Spiaggia di Fegina and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Porto Venere (De Gustibus, Portovenere, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre vacation maker site.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Cinque Terre. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Porto Venere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre Trails

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
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 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, do a tasting at Fattoria al Dotto, then don't miss a visit to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip builder website.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Pisa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Pisa sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Lucca
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Fattoria al Dotto ©
Fattoria al Dotto
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, then do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Greve in Chianti, Italy

Greve in Chianti ©
On the 29th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Panzanello. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Verrazzano, learn about winemaking at Wine Gourmet La Ripa, then learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, and finally do a tasting at Montefioralle Winery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Greve in Chianti tour itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Florence to Greve in Chianti in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Greve in Chianti when traveling from Florence in June, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Modern Weapons Museum, examine the collection at Museo Creature della Notte - Vampiri e Licantropi, contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, then stroll through Orti Borghesi San Marino, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Girolamo Gozi Monument, see the interesting displays at Museo di Stato, then don't miss a visit to Cava dei Balestrieri, and finally get in on the family fun at San Marino Adventures.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the City of San Marino trip planner.

Drive from Greve in Chianti to City of San Marino in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

San Marino Adventures
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San Marino Adventures ©
San Marino Adventures
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Guaita ©
Guaita

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Venice (Campo del Ghetto, Basilica di San Marco, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Arena di Verona, stop by Quinzano, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Verona trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Verona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Miniato.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Venice
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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