10 days in Tuscany Itinerary

10 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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10 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  16​h
1
Florence
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lucca
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Calgary

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 20th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip site .

Calgary, Canada to Florence is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Calgary to Florence, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in May; daily highs in Florence reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
When in Siena, make a side trip to see Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, approximately 54 minutes away. Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Siena by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): do a tasting at Fattoria al Dotto, then admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, and then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lucca trip planner .

Getting from Siena to Lucca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lucca are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lucca

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

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