20 days in Philadelphia, Rome & Tuscany Itinerary

20 days in Philadelphia, Rome & Tuscany Itinerary

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Philadelphia, United States
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Rome, Italy
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Philadelphia, United States

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Appreciate the collections at Michener Art Museum and Old City Hall. Step off the beaten path and head to Glencairn Museum and Laurel Hill Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Cuba Center (in Hockessin), Delaware Art Museum (in Wilmington) and Ridley Creek State Park (in Media). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Cairnwood Estate, see the interesting displays at Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, contemplate the long history of Aldie Mansion, and immerse yourself in nature at Nockamixon State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia holiday website.

San Francisco to Philadelphia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Di San Paolo Entro Le Mura, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, contemplate the long history of Keats-Shelley House, then wander the streets of Ghetto Ebraico, and finally explore the ancient world of National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Villa Farnesina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Pietro in Montorio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Rotonda, and finally pause for some photo ops at Trajan's Column.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip website.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Rome in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Florence, Italy

— 12 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visiting Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Golf Club Toscana Resort Castelfalfi will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary and Castello Dei Conti Guidi Di Poppi. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano (in Poggio a Caiano), Prato (Duomo & Giardino Buonamici) and Museo Ducati (in Borgo Panigale). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Cantina Antinori, explore the galleries of Palazzo Strozzi, brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online travel route planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.