18 days in Tuscany Itinerary

18 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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18 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+4
Fly + Tram + Train + Bus + Ferry:  32 h
1
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Montepulciano
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Florence
— 8 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Step out of the city life by going to Percorso dell'Enfola and Aloha Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Centro Subacqueo Il Corsaro (in Capoliveri) and Elba Nostrale (in Campo nell'Elba). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Capoliveri Bike Park, head outdoors with Spiaggia di Forno, trek along Capo Stella, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Portoferraio is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. May in Portoferraio sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Capoliveri, Scuba & Snorkeling, Walking trail to Spiaggia della Biodola, Elba Nostrale
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Capoliveri Bike Park ©
Capoliveri Bike Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aloha Center ©
Aloha Center

4
nights
Montepulciano

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crete Senesi will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli and Silvia Tanganelli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montepulciano: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Siena Cathedral, & more) and Montalcino (Mate Winery, Podere Il Cocco, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia and take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio di Adelina Quadri.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Montepulciano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Montepulciano, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Wineries Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Montalcino, Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia, Art Studio di Adelina Quadri
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

8
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Castello di Monterinaldi are in your itinerary. Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Florence Shop 4 It, shop like a local with Aria Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planning tool .

Getting from Montepulciano to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Castello di Verrazzano, Castello di Monterinaldi
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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