8 days in Italy & Monaco Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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La Spezia, Italy
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
Train to Recco, Foot to Genoa
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Savona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 31st (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally wander the streets of Dorsoduro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker app.

Porto, Portugal to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Venice is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Porto in October, with highs in Venice at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to I Portoni della Bra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

Make your Verona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bologna route planner.

Take a train from Verona to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to La Spezia.
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La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, take a stroll through Portovenere, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Stefano.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the La Spezia road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to La Spezia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bologna in November: highs in La Spezia hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 4th (Fri), take a stroll around Vernazza and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre tour planner.

You can drive from La Spezia to Cinque Terre in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Portofino.
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Portofino, Italy — 1 night

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 4th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Portofino day trip tool.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Portofino in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Portofino. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Genoa.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): walk around Ente Parco di Portofino, then wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Boccadasse, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzi dei Rolli.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Genoa tour planner.

You can take a train from Portofino to Genoa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savona.
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Savona, Italy — 1 night

Savona Main sightsChurchesThe Cattedrale dell'Assunta, built after Genoese demolition of the old cathedral. For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savona trip maker app.

Drive from Genoa to Savona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Savona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo holiday planner.

Drive from Savona to Monte-Carlo in 2 hours. In November in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 7th (Mon).
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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