22 days in Tuscany & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

22 days in Tuscany & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Lucca
— 9 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 6 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 5 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Fly to San Francisco

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Lucca

— 9 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pontile Bellavista Vittoria and Palazzo al Borgo di Corliano. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni, Knights’ Square, &more), Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Alto) and Chiesa SS. Andrea e Lucia (in Pontito). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santuario di Santa Gemma Galgani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta San Jacopo Livorno, contemplate the long history of Sillico, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Medievale.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Lucca trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Lucca is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In April in Lucca, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Lucca

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 4:

Siena

— 6 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni and Santa Maria della Pieve. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia), Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Montemerano) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo Le Celle, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, look for gifts at Falegnameria Artistica R.P., and examine the collection at Ivan Bruschi House & Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Siena 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 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 10:

Amalfi

— 5 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Parrocchia Di San Gennaro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amalfi: Praiano (Torre di Grado & I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos) and Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano). On the 14th (Tue), spend a cool day on the water with Plaghia Charter. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amalfi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Amalfi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Siena in May since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.