10 days in Tuscany Itinerary

10 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany tour planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucca
— 2 nights
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Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio, Drive to Marina di Campo
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Marina di Campo, Elba Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Portoferraio, Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Siena
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Siena
— 2 nights
Fly

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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Centro Storico. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence online journey planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Florence is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Zagreb in August, Florence is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Lucca

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

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 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, and finally contemplate the long history of Domus Romana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): do a tasting at La Cantina del Vino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Cristoforo, then take in the views from Ponte della Maddalena - Ponte del Diavolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Pfanner.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lucca travel route builder.

Getting from Florence to Lucca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Marina di Campo.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Marina di Campo, Elba Island

— 3 nights
Campo nell'Elba is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba, in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 140km southwest of Florence and about 90km south of Livorno. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Visiting Spiaggia di Cavoli and Spiaggia di Palombaia will get you outdoors. Take a break from Marina di Campo with a short trip to Spiaggia di Seccione in Portoferraio, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Della Biodola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Marina di Campo, discover the deep blue sea with Diving in Elba, and get outside with Spiaggia di Forno.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marina di Campo day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lucca to Marina di Campo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Marina di Campo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Loggia della Mercanzia, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico di Monteriggioni, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa di Santa Caterina. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Siena tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Marina di Campo to Siena by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Marina di Campo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Siena, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.