8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo and Biblioteca Piccolomini. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Piazza Pio II (in Pienza), San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, &more) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino, admire the natural beauty at Giardino dei Tarocchi, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Siena online itinerary builder.

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. In July, daytime highs in Siena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 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, Piazza Pio II, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, Cascate del Mulino
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Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo ©
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico and Canyon Park. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Siena to Florence by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Canyon Park
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and finally do a tasting at Fattoria al Dotto.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lucca trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Florence to Lucca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Lucca sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can 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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