20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
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Orvieto
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Pienza
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Lucca
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Venice
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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Roman Forum, Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian, and other attractions to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Atlanta, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in April; daily highs in Rome reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Orvieto

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orvieto day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Orvieto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Orvieto are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pienza.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours
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Pienza

— 3 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Your list of things to see and do now includes E-Bike Tuscany, Terme Bagno Vignoni, Enoteca di Piazza Wine Room, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Corso il Rossellino and Cathedral. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Palazzo Piccolomini.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pienza trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Pienza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Pienza can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siena.

Things to do in Pienza

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.
You've added Castello di Monteriggioni, Volterra Walking Tour, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santuario di Santa Caterina and Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cappella di Piazza and San Francesco. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

Before you visit Siena, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Pienza to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucca.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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Lucca

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of San Frediano and San Michele in Foro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palazzo Pfanner and Torre Guinigi. Step out of Lucca with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lucca trip builder.

You can drive from Siena to Lucca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palazzo Vecchio, Mercato Centrale and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online journey planner.

Drive from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Venice

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then make a trip to Dorsoduro, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Italy travel guide

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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.