23 days in Veneto, Tuscany & Rome Itinerary

23 days in Veneto, Tuscany & Rome Itinerary

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Venice
— 4 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lucca
— 1 night
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 6 nights
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Venice

— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Museo Correr. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of St. Anthony and San Giorgio Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Venice is 4 hours. Traveling from Porto Alegre in April, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Verona

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza Bra and Museo di Castelvecchio. Get some historical perspective at Borghetto sul Mincio and Arena di Verona. When in Verona, make a side trip to see Parco Giardino Sigurta in Valeggio Sul Mincio, approximately Valeggio Sul Mincio away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Porta Borsari, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Loggia dei Lanzi are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence holiday planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Lucca

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 14th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucca online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbazia di San Galgano and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torre del Mangia and Battistero di San Giovanni. Venture out of the city with trips to San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia), Podere Il Cocco (in Montalcino) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena road trip planner.

You can drive from Lucca to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Rome

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker website.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:

Veneto travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas · Bodies of Water
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.