12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pisa
— 1 night
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
3
Massa
— 2 nights
4
Lucca
— 1 night
5
Fucecchio
— 1 night
6
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
7
Florence
— 1 night

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, and then explore the world behind art at Museo delle Sinopie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square, thenidentify plant and animal life at Costiera di Calafuria, and finally see the interesting displays at Palazzo Blu.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa tour builder tool.

Valletta, Malta to Pisa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Valletta in December, expect Pisa to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Costiera di Calafuria
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Knights’ Square ©
Knights’ Square
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, thentrek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Getting from Pisa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Massa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

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Massa

Massa ©
Massa is a town and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, the administrative centre of the province of Massa and Carrara. On the 30th (Mon), Head underground at Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia and then stroll around Parco Dei Conigli. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Lerici, thenget to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, thenlearn about winemaking at Cantine Lunae, and finally cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel.

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You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Massa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. December in Massa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Massa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Castello di Lerici, Cantine Lunae, Ponte Thaon di Revel
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Parco Dei Conigli ©
Parco Dei Conigli
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia ©
Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia

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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 1st (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Parco di Pinocchio, thencontemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, thenview the masterpieces at Fondazione Centro Studi sull Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, and finally admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lucca sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Massa to Lucca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Lucca, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Fucecchio.

Things to do in Lucca

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parco di Pinocchio
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Parco di Pinocchio ©
Parco di Pinocchio
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

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Fucecchio

Fucecchio ©
Fucecchio is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Fratelli Taccini - Studio del' Arte, view the masterpieces at Bottega di Mosaico - Art Lab, step into the grandiose world of Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi, thendon't miss a visit to Ponte Mediceo, and finally explore the activities along Il Padule di Fucecchio.

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Traveling by car from Lucca to Fucecchio takes an hour. January in Fucecchio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Fucecchio

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cerreto Guidi, Fratelli Taccini - Studio del' Arte
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Bottega di Mosaico - Art Lab ©
Bottega di Mosaico - Art Lab
Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi ©
Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi
Il Padule di Fucecchio ©
Il Padule di Fucecchio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, and then do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then do a tasting at Tenuta Torciano.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Gimignano journey tool.

Getting from Fucecchio to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in San Gimignano are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trip

Siena
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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