23 days in Veneto, Tuscany & Rome Itinerary

23 days in Veneto, Tuscany & Rome Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy attractions planner

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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
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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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 Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of St. Anthony and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Venice. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Porto Alegre in April, with highs in Venice at 21°C and lows at 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

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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 Borghetto sul Mincio. Get some historical perspective at Museo di Castelvecchio and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. 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: snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and make a trip to I Portoni della Bra.

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 Museo Nazionale del Bargello are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, 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 San Quirico d'Orcia. Let the collections at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Podere Il Cocco (in Montalcino) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Siena day trip planner.

Drive from Lucca to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Siena are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time 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 Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, steep yourself in history at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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 · Historic Walking Areas
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.