25 days in Northwest Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

25 days in Northwest Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

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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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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, get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan 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, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Milan is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alba.

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Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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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. Start off your visit 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Hot Pink Big Bench, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, then learn about winemaking at Cantina Mauro Sebaste, then get into the urban bustle at Fondazione Ferrero, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa Di San Giuseppe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alba trip maker app.

Getting from Milan to Alba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Alba sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Genoa.

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Castello di Grinzane Cavour
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Langhe landscapes UNESCO
Langhe landscapes UNESCO
Drocco Luigi Az. Agricola ©
Drocco Luigi Az. Agricola
Cantina Mauro Sebaste ©
Cantina Mauro Sebaste

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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: meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, and see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip planner.

You can 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and Spiaggia di Fegina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Porto Venere (De Gustibus, Portovenere, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, take a stroll around Vernazza, and get outside with Cinque Terre Trails.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Genoa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

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): make a trip to Knights’ Square, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, learn about winemaking at Fattoria al Dotto, then don't miss a visit to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, and finally contemplate the long history of Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa travel planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. 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 learn about winemaking 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 Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Tours

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. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano, then learn about winemaking at Wine Gourmet La Ripa, then learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, and finally learn about winemaking at Montefioralle Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Greve in Chianti trip builder site.

You can take a bus from Florence to Greve in Chianti in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Greve in Chianti when traveling from Florence in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Modern Weapons Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Creature della Notte - Vampiri e Licantropi, steep yourself in history at Piazza della Liberta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Orti Borghesi San Marino, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): 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 find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read City of San Marino sightseeing planner.

Drive from Greve in Chianti to City of San Marino in 3.5 hours. July in City of San Marino sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. 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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Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Palazzo Pubblico ©
Palazzo Pubblico

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Venice (Campo del Ghetto, Basilica di San Marco, &more). Next up on the itinerary: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Quinzano, admire the landmark architecture of Domus Mercatorum, and see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Verona itinerary planner.

Getting from City of San Marino to Verona by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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) to allow time to travel back home.

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Historic Sites Wineries 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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