9 days in Rome, Florence & Lucca Itinerary

9 days in Rome, Florence & Lucca Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6 h
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Lucca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza Navona and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

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Manchester, UK to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Rome is 1 hour. In September, Rome is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pitti Palace and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and get engrossed in the history at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence journey app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
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 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi, examine the collection at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, thenadmire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo Pfanner.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lucca road trip website.

You can drive from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lucca are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lucca

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Puccini Museum - Casa Natale ©
Puccini Museum - Casa Natale
San Michele in Foro ©
San Michele in Foro
Palazzo Pfanner ©
Palazzo Pfanner

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