15 days in Italy & Lucerne Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Lucerne Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
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Montepulciano, Italy
— 1 night
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Lucca, Italy
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome attractions planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Christchurch to Rome due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Assisi, Italy

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and then do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in November, you will find days in Assisi are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries · Historic Sites
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Montepulciano, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): do a tasting at Villa Sant'Anna, make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, and finally stop by La Taverna del Pecorino.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montepulciano travel route website.

Drive from Assisi to Montepulciano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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Siena, Italy

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Siena trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Montepulciano to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Siena, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Tours · Wineries
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San Gimignano, Italy

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 8th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Gimignano tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to San Gimignano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries · Historic Sites
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Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Florence sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Lucca, Italy

— 1 night

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 10th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, and finally make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lucca online itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Lucca, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Town, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then take a stroll through Niederdorf.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lucca to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lucca in November: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Como, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Como trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Como by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Como are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."