10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Lucca
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Pisa
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Los Angeles

3
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza Navona and Colosseum. Kids will enjoy Trevi Fountain and Riva di Polline. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, explore the striking landscape at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, and wander the streets of Citta del Vaticano.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Rome due to the time zone difference. In April, Rome is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Riva di Polline
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci Photographer. Visiting Castello di Verrazzano and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) & Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli ) and Balducci Ceramics (in San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, and look for gifts at Florence Shop 4 It.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence journey app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Siena, San Gimignano, Castello di Verrazzano
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

1
day
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 8th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Massaciuccoli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Guinigi Tower, then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, and finally examine the collection at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata.

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You can drive from Florence to Lucca in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oasi Massaciuccoli
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Guinigi Tower ©
Guinigi Tower

1
day
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, see the vivid underwater world at Costiera di Calafuria, then step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Vicari, and finally stop by Pasta Martelli.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pisa trip planner.

Pisa is just a short distance from Lucca. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pisa

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Casciana Terme Lari, Costiera di Calafuria
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Castello dei Vicari ©
Castello dei Vicari
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Battistero ©
Battistero

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