25 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

25 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 6 nights
Train
2
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Pienza
— 7 nights
Drive
6
Rome
— 2 nights
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Rome — 6 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa d'Este about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome online sightseeing planner.

Seattle, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Rome. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
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You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siena.
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Siena — 3 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Gimignano (Torre Grossa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, &more). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pienza.
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Pienza — 7 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. Explore Pienza's surroundings by going to Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino), Saturnia (Thermal Spas & Cascate del Mulino) and Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Val d'Orcia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pieve di Corsignano, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of the City of Pienza.

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Traveling by car from Siena to Pienza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

On the 6th (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then visit Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

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Traveling by car from Pienza to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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