17 days in Tuscany Itinerary

17 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany trip planner

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Florence
— 6 nights
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Siena
— 2 nights
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Lucca
— 2 nights
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Pisa
— 5 nights
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Florence

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence road trip planning website.

Palermo to Florence is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

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 27th (Tue), make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then learn about winemaking at Poggio Amorelli, and then admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Siena day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Montecatini Alto, don't miss a visit to Piazza Giuseppe Giusti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Romano, don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca, then make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, stop by Enoteca Vanni, admire the local landmark of Fontana della Pupporona, then make a trip to Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, and finally snap pictures at Ponte della Maddalena - Ponte del Diavolo.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lucca online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Lucca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lucca sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa

— 5 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Venture out of the city with trips to Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Cinque Terre Trails (in Cinque Terre) and Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours (in Manarola). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Pisa holiday builder site.

Traveling by train from Lucca to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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.