22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Ponte Buggianese
1
Ponte Buggianese
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Lucca
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
3
Pisa
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
San Gimignano
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Pistoia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Ponte Buggianese

5
nights
Ponte Buggianese

Ponte Buggianese ©
Ponte Buggianese is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 45km west of Florence and about 20km southwest of Pistoia. Montecatini Alto has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parco di Pinocchio and Storico Giardino Garzoni - Casa delle Farfalle. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Hesperidarium - Il Giardino degli Agrumi, identify plant and animal life at Collodi Butterfly House, let little ones run wild at Pionieri Village, and don't miss a visit to Bottega Donnini.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ponte Buggianese journey builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Pisa International Airport, Peretola Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In June, daytime highs in Ponte Buggianese are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Lucca.

Things to do in Ponte Buggianese

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pescia, Collodi, Montecatini Alto, Pionieri Village, KIKREA
Highlights from your plan
Montecatini Alto ©
Montecatini Alto
Parco di Pinocchio ©
Parco di Pinocchio
Hesperidarium - Il Giardino degli Agrumi ©

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica of San Frediano. On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Romano, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale di Castiglione di Garfagnana, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sillico, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Baccio. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Santa Gemma Galgani, don't miss a visit to Via Fillungo, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro Somaldi, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lucca using our trip planner.

Lucca is just a short distance from Ponte Buggianese. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lago Baccio, Borgo Medievale di Castiglione di Garfagnana, Sillico
Highlights from your plan
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Piazza Anfiteatro ©
Piazza Anfiteatro
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano

2
nights
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 19th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of Camminamento in Quota Sulle Mura di Pisa, then admire the landmark architecture of Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo delle Sinopie. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, head outdoors with Il Pineto Parco Avventura, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planner.

Pisa is very close to Lucca. June in Pisa sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado ©
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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 The Baptistery of St. John. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence holiday site.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Sansedoni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Siena road trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

3
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino, do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Fattoria Il Piano, then stop by Le Torri Leather Goods, and finally get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Torre Salvucci Maggiore, don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower, admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Gimignano, then take in panoramic vistas at Rocca of Montestaffoli, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Cisterna.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Siena to San Gimignano in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Pistoia.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Agricola Tamburini Emanuela
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower
Piazza della Cisterna ©
Piazza della Cisterna

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nights
Pistoia

Pistoia ©
Pistoia is a city and comune in the Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of a province of the same name, located about 30km west and north of Florence and is crossed by the Ombrone Pistoiese, a tributary of the River Arno. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Duomo and San Bartolomeo in Pantano. Change things up with these side-trips from Pistoia: Museo Delle Mummie Roccapelago (in Pievepelago) and Noleggio Sci Abetone (in Abetone). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Francesco, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo dei Vescovi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Madonna dell'Umilta Pistoia.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pistoia journey builder site.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Pistoia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pistoia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Pistoia

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Museo Delle Mummie Roccapelago, Noleggio Sci Abetone
Highlights from your plan
San Bartolomeo in Pantano ©
San Bartolomeo in Pantano
Museo Delle Mummie Roccapelago ©
Museo Delle Mummie Roccapelago