12 days in Bologna, Portofino & Venice Itinerary

12 days in Bologna, Portofino & Venice Itinerary

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1
Bologna
— 1 night
2
Portofino
— 3 nights
3
Venice
— 6 nights

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
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 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Palazzo Poggi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, thenhead outdoors with Giardini Margherita, and finally steep yourself in history at Torre Prendiparte.

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Chicago, USA to Bologna is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Bologna is 7 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bologna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

3
nights
Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. We've included these beaches for you: Baia di Paraggi and Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello Brown and Parrocchia Di San Martino. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Blackwave, take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portofino road trip site.

Getting from Bologna to Portofino by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in July, you will find days in Portofino are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camogli, Recco, Baia di Paraggi
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Marina di Portofino ©
Marina di Portofino
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare ©
Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare

6
nights
Venice

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.
Visiting Canal Grande and Laguna Veneta will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico di Venezia and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Portofino to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

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