8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Brindisi
Fly + train:  5​h
1
Siena
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Lucca
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brindisi

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), Piazza Pio II (in Pienza) and San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano Bell Tower). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino, admire the natural beauty at Giardino dei Tarocchi, browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Siena trip planner.

Brindisi to Siena is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano, Piazza Pio II, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Cascate del Mulino
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Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo ©
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyon Park and Loggia dei Lanzi. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Canyon Park
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Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

1
night
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 11th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Guinigi Tower, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and finally learn about winemaking at Fattoria al Dotto.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lucca online driving holiday planner .

Take a bus from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucca

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Pisa
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Fattoria al Dotto ©
Fattoria al Dotto
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Piazza Anfiteatro ©
Piazza Anfiteatro

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