21 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

21 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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San Francisco, United States
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London, United Kingdom
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Bologna, Italy
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Porretta Terme, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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Ferrara, Italy
— 1 day
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Verona, Italy
— 1 day
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Vicenza, Italy
— 1 day
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Modena, Italy
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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Parma, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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Ravenna, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Faenza, Italy
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Brisighella, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 1 day
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Bologna, Italy
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Rimini, Italy
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City of San Marino, San Marino
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Bologna, Italy
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Sirmione, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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Cinque Terre, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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London, United Kingdom
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San Francisco, United States
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San Francisco, United States

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Exploratorium as well as Golden Gate Bridge. On the 14th (Sun), get curious at Exploratorium and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planner.

Fresno to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Fresno in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Verulamium Museum, St Albans Cathedral and Stockwood Discovery Centre. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Albans Cathedral, then examine the collection at Verulamium Museum, and then examine the collection at Stockwood Discovery Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip maker site.

Fly from San Francisco to London in 14.5 hours. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to London due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in London are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bologna trip planner.

Fly from London to Bologna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bologna is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Bologna: highs are around 89°F and lows about 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Porretta Terme.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Classes
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Porretta Terme, Italy

— 1 day
Porretta Terme is a town of the Reno Valley Tuscan-Emilian Apennines in the comune of Alto Reno Terme, Emilia-Romagna. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo La Scola, take a stroll through Borgo di Tresana, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Manservisi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porretta Terme travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Bologna to Porretta Terme in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Porretta Terme are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Porretta Terme

Spas · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Porretta Terme to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ferrara.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Ferrara, Italy

— 1 day

Heart of the Italian Renaissance

With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Castello Estense, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, then admire the masterpieces at Museo di Casa Romei, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ferrara journey planner.

Ferrara is just a stone's throw from Bologna. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna route builder tool.

You can drive from Ferrara to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Milan on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Milan, Italy

— 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Milan vacation planning tool.

Take a train from Bologna to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bologna travel route tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Verona on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Verona, Italy

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Verona visit planning app.

Take a train from Bologna to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Verona

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna online trip maker.

You can take a train from Verona to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Vicenza on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Vicenza, Italy

— 1 day

City of Palladio

Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
On the 22nd (Mon), do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Pieriboni, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, then admire the masterpieces at Villa Valmarana ai Nani, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico, and finally appreciate the history behind Piazza dei Signori.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vicenza holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Vicenza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in July, expect nights in Vicenza to be somewhat warmer, around 73°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bologna travel planner.

Drive from Vicenza to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Vicenza in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Bologna: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 67°F at night. You will leave for Modena on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Modena, Italy

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
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Getting from Bologna to Modena by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. You'll set off for Reggio Emilia on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Tricolor Town

Known as the Tricolor Town, Reggio Emilia is the birthplace of the modern Italian flag and serves as the region's hub for cultural activity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musei Civici, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Ghiara, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Fontanesi.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reggio Emilia trip app.

You can drive from Modena to Reggio Emilia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Reggio Emilia can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Parma.

Things to do in Reggio Emilia

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Parma, Italy

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Parma vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Reggio Emilia to Parma by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Parma are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Torre Prendiparte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via dell'Indipendenza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bologna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Parma to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Ravenna, Italy

— 1 day

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, see the interesting displays at Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and finally see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ravenna itinerary planner.

Getting from Bologna to Ravenna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

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You can drive from Ravenna to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Faenza.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Faenza, Italy

Faenza is an Italian city and comune, in the province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, situated 50km southeast of Bologna.Faenza is noted for its manufacture of majolica-ware glazed earthenware pottery, known from the name of the town as faience.GeographyFaenza, at the foot of the first Subapennine hills, is surrounded by an agricultural region including vineyards in the hills, and cultivated land with traces of the ancient Roman land-division system, and fertile market gardens in the plains. On the 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Antonio, and then examine the collection at International Museum of Ceramics.

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Drive from Bologna to Faenza in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Faenza are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Brisighella.

Things to do in Faenza

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Brisighella, Italy

Brisighella is a comune (municipality) in the province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.Brisighella borders the following municipalities: Casola Valsenio, Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole, Faenza, Forlì, Marradi, Modigliana, Palazzuolo sul Senio, Riolo Terme. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Chiesa di Pieve Tho and then don't miss a visit to La Rocca Manfrediana.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisighella trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brisighella is just a stone's throw from Faenza. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Brisighella

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

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You can drive from Brisighella to Bologna in 1.5 hours. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Florence, Italy

— 1 day

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Florence vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get outside with Giardini Margherita, appreciate the extensive heritage of Portico di San Luca, and then examine the collection at Museo Ducati.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bologna road trip planning site.

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rimini.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Rimini, Italy

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
On the 29th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Oltremare and then examine the collection at Italy in Miniature.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rimini day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bologna to Rimini in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in July, expect nights in Rimini to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Rimini

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

City of San Marino, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Della Totura and then step into the grandiose world of Guaita.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the City of San Marino online trip itinerary builder.

City of San Marino is just a stone's throw from Rimini. In July, daily temperatures in City of San Marino can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bologna road trip app.

You can drive from City of San Marino to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You will leave for Sirmione on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Sirmione, Italy

— 1 day
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jamaica Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Sirmione.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sirmione, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Sirmione takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 day

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. On the 31st (Wed), you're off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 day

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take a stroll through Portovenere and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. July in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and then get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Pepoli - Museo della Storia di Bologna.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Bologna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bologna to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bologna in August, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 56°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Chicago, United States

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 2nd (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then walk around Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip website.

Traveling by flight from London to Chicago takes 12.5 hours. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 83°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

San Francisco, United States

— 1 night

City by the Bay

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planning app.

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Province of Bologna travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Churches · Observation Decks
Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, located in the heart of a metropolitan area (officially recognised by the Italian government as a città metropolitana) of about one million.The first settlements date back to at least 1000 BC. The city has been an urban centre, first under the Etruscans (Velzna/Felsina) and the Celts (Bona), then under the Romans (Bononia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality (for one century it was the fifth largest European city based on population). Home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre (one of the largest in Italy) thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s, on the heels of serious damage done by the urban demolition at the end of the 19th century as well as that caused by wars.An important cultural and artistic centre, its importance in terms of landmarks can be attributed to a varied mixture of monuments and architectural examples (medieval towers, antique buildings, churches, the layout of its historical centre) as well as works of art which are the result of a first class architectural and artistic history. Bologna is also an important transportation crossroad for the roads and trains of Northern Italy, where many important mechanical, electronic and nutritional industries have their headquarters. According to the most recent data gathered by the European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI) of 2009, Bologna is the first Italian city and the 47th European city in terms of its economic growth rate.

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San Marino travel guide

3.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.