8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  17 h 15 min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
2
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
San Gimignano
— 1 night
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Loggia del Bigallo - Museo del Bigallo will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, stop by M.G. Design, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Florence is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Florence due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in September, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo, then take in the exciting artwork at Gulliver - Terre d'Autore, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Seccione. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Spiaggia di Chiessi, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tombe, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Canata.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portoferraio trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. September in Portoferraio sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gulliver - Terre d'Autore, Spiaggia di Chiessi, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia Canata, Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo
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Spiaggia di Chiessi
Spiaggia di Chiessi
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione
Gulliver - Terre d'Autore ©
Gulliver - Terre d'Autore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, view the masterpieces at Galleria Gagliardi, then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Fattoria Il Piano.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Portoferraio to San Gimignano takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Gimignano

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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano
Torre Grossa ©
Torre Grossa

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