15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Pisa
1
Pisa
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
2
Lucca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Volterra
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Siena
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 3 nights
End: Florence

2
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, admire the striking features of Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square and then take a stroll through Portovenere.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pisa road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Pisa International Airport, Peretola Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucca.

Things to do in Pisa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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 10th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santuario di Santa Gemma Galgani, then steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, and finally admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, don't miss a visit to Montecatini Alto, and then get a new perspective on things with Canyon Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lucca tour builder .

Lucca is just a stone's throw from Pisa. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Volterra.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canyon Park, Montecatini Alto
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Fattoria al Dotto ©
Fattoria al Dotto
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park

2
nights
Volterra

Volterra ©
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo dei Priori, then stop by Gloria Giannelli, and finally examine the collection at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Volterra vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Lucca to Volterra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parco Gallorose, Cala Violina, Baratti and Populonia Archeological Park
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Palazzo dei Priori ©
Palazzo dei Priori
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
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 15th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, then make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, make a trip to Piazza della Cisterna, view the masterpieces at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, then contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, and finally don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Gimignano driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Volterra to San Gimignano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano

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Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Siena is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Siena journey planning tool .

You can drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Siena to Florence by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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