21 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

21 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Porretta Terme, Italy
— 1 day
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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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
— 2 nights
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Ravenna, Italy
— 1 day
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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
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 day
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rimini, Italy
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City of San Marino, San Marino
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Sirmione, Italy
— 1 day
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 day
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Chicago, United States
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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.
On the 15th (Mon), engage your brain at Exploratorium and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Fresno to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Fresno in July, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Albans Cathedral, examine the collection at Verulamium Museum, and then examine the collection at Stockwood Discovery Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London trip tool.

Getting from San Francisco to London by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to London. In July, daytime highs in London are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bologna tour planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Bologna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bologna. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Bologna hover around 89°F and lows are around 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Porretta Terme.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Classes
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo La Scola, visit Borgo di Tresana, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Manservisi, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porretta Terme online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bologna to Porretta Terme in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Porretta Terme

Spas · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna travel route planner.

Getting from Porretta Terme to Bologna by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Sat), 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 19 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, 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 photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ferrara trip planner.

Ferrara is just a stone's throw from Bologna. In July, daily temperatures in Ferrara can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bologna online attractions planner.

You can drive from Ferrara to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Milan on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Bologna

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

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 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then get to know the fascinating history of 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 ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Bologna to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bologna visit planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Verona on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Bologna

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

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 22nd (Mon): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

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Getting from Bologna to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Verona

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bologna online road trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Bologna by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Vicenza.

Things to do in Bologna

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Pieriboni, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, explore the galleries of Villa Valmarana ai Nani, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico, and finally make a trip to Piazza dei Signori.

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You can drive from Bologna to Vicenza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in July, you will find days in Vicenza are little chillier (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Vicenza

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

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna road trip site.

Traveling by car from Vicenza to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vicenza in July: highs in Bologna hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 67°F. You will leave for Modena on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Modena, Italy

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Modena journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Modena can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Reggio Emilia.

Things to do in Modena

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

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.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musei Civici, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Ghiara, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Fontanesi.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Reggio Emilia road trip planner.

Getting from Modena to Reggio Emilia by car takes about an hour. Other options: 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 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Parma.

Things to do in Reggio Emilia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Parma, Italy

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Parma day trip planning site.

You can drive from Reggio Emilia to Parma in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head outdoors with Torre Prendiparte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via dell'Indipendenza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Parma to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, see the interesting displays at Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then make a trip to Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and finally examine the collection at Archiepiscopal Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ravenna using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Ravenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bologna road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for Faenza on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Bologna

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

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 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Antonio, and then examine the collection at International Museum of Ceramics.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Faenza travel planner.

Getting from Bologna to Faenza by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Brisighella.

Things to do in Faenza

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

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chiesa di Pieve Tho and then steep yourself in history at La Rocca Manfrediana.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brisighella road trip website.

Brisighella is very close to Faenza. July in Brisighella sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Brisighella

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bologna trip planning website.

You can drive from Brisighella to Bologna in 1.5 hours. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

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 28th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get outside with Giardini Margherita, appreciate the extensive heritage of Portico di San Luca, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Ducati.

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Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rimini.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): meet the residents at Oltremare and then see the interesting displays at Italy in Miniature.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rimini road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Rimini takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bologna in July: highs in Rimini hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Rimini

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Della Totura and then step into the grandiose world of Guaita.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the City of San Marino day trip planning tool.

City of San Marino is very close to Rimini. July in City of San Marino sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bologna road trip tool.

You can drive from City of San Marino to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You will leave for Sirmione on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Bologna

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

Sirmione, Italy

— 1 day
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 31st (Wed), kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Sirmione.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sirmione tour 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, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 day

Heart of Italian Cuisine

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner.

You can drive from Sirmione to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You will leave for Cinque Terre on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

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.
On the 1st (Thu), take a stroll through Portovenere and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cinque Terre trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bologna to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and then get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Pepoli - Museo della Storia di Bologna.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bologna online trip maker.

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 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

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Fly from Bologna to London in 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 to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bologna in August: high temperatures in London hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Chicago, United States

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then stroll around Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from London to Chicago takes 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago. Traveling from London in August, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

San Francisco, United States

— 1 night

City by the Bay

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

United States travel guide

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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.