8 days in Rome & Lucca Itinerary

8 days in Rome & Lucca Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Lucca
— 3 nights
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Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, don't miss a visit to Villa Borghese, and admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planning tool.

Tampa, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Tampa in May, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Montecatini Alto, get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate the long history of Camposanto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Frediano. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, then make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Romano.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lucca trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Lucca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Lucca, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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