29 days in Tuscany Itinerary

29 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany planner

Make it your trip
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Florence
— 6 nights
Drive
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Abetone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 4 nights
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Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio, Drive to Marciana
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Marciana, Elba Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Portoferraio, Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Siena
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Siena
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pienza
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saturnia
— 2 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.
Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Foresta di Vallombrosa. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Florence is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In February, Florence is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Abetone.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Abetone

— 4 nights
Abetone was a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 80km northwest of Florence and about 49km northwest of Pistoia. Visiting Noleggio Sci Abetone and Pania della Croce will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponte di Santa Lucia (in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana), Isola Santa Lake (in Isola Santa) and Camping Rio Vaiano (in Vagli Sotto). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Vento, head outdoors with Altalena al Monte Forato Alpi Apuane, make a trip to Palazzo dei Capitani della Montagna, and take a peaceful walk through Foresta del Teso.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Abetone road trip planning site.

You can drive from Florence to Abetone in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Abetone

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pisa

— 4 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Step out of the city life by going to Sentiero n. 7b - Via delle Ginestre and Costiera di Calafuria. Get out of town with these interesting Pisa side-trips: Chiesa di San Sebastiano (in Livorno), Lucca (Le mura di Lucca, Colonna della Madonna dello Stellario, &more) and Grotta all'Onda (in Casoli). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore the landscape on two wheels at Centro Ippico Boccadarno, take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo al Borgo di Corliano, and admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abetone to Pisa takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Marciana.

Things to do in Pisa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marciana, Elba Island

— 4 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Capo Stella and Percorso dell'Enfola. Change things up with these side-trips from Marciana: Passeggiata Carmignani (in Porto Azzurro), Lacona (Camping Laconella & Tortuga Beach Club) and Portoferraio (Spiaggia di Capo Bianco & Elba Golf Club Acquabona).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marciana online attractions planner.

Getting from Pisa to Marciana by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. February in Marciana sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Marciana

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Siena

— 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Visiting Area Sosta Camper Rapolano Terme and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Siena to Terranuova Bracciolini to see Le Balze about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Siena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Marciana to Siena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In February, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pienza.

Things to do in Siena

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Pienza

— 3 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Get in touch with nature at Val d'Orcia and Le Sorgenti dell'Ermicciolo. Explore Pienza's surroundings by going to Suzie's Yard (in Cetona), Cortona (Piazza Signorelli, Belvedere di Cortona, &more) and Lago di Chiusi (in Chiusi). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Il Destriero, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura, don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II, and get impressive views of Monte Amiata.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pienza itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Pienza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Pienza can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Pienza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saturnia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria, relax and rejuvenate at Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale, and then take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei santi Pietro e Paolo and then identify plant and animal life at Bosco Rocconi.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saturnia day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pienza to Saturnia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Saturnia

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife

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.