16 days in Italy, Ljubljana & Budapest Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Perugia, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rapallo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 day
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Stanze di Raffaello and Villa Farnesina capture your imagination. Visit Colosseum and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Unieuro (in Fiumicino) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, and admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna.

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Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect Rome to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Perugia.
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Perugia, Italy — 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Palazzo Trinci, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio dei Pellegrini.

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Drive from Rome to Perugia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in June since evenings lows in Perugia dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then examine the collection at Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence, and finally stop by Wine & Cheese shop.

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Traveling by car from Perugia to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rapallo.
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Rapallo, Italy — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of the Italian Riviera

As the Italian Riviera's largest town, Rapallo is noted for its castle perched above the sea and the colorful buildings that lead down the hill to the south-facing bay.
You'll explore and learn at La Mecca - Museo del Videogioco and Miniera di Gambatesa. Get some historical perspective at Chiesa Millenaria Sacro Cuore di Gesu and Santuario N.S. di Caravaggio. Explore Rapallo's surroundings by going to Sestri Levante (Galleria Rizzi & Creatini & Landriani Fine Art), Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese (in Castiglione Chiavarese) and Basilica dei Fieschi (in Cogorno). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santo Stefano, view the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale di Lavagna.

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You can drive from Florence to Rapallo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapallo: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, then browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

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Getting from Rapallo to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Contemporary History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ljubljana Central Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Illusions.

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Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in July, expect Ljubljana to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Statue of St Stephen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

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Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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