46 days in Tuscany Itinerary

46 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Rome, Train to Florence
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Florence
— 21 nights
Drive
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Poppi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cortona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montalcino
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saturnia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castiglione Della Pescaia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castagneto Carducci
— 4 nights
Drive
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Massa
— 4 nights
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Florence

— 21 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nencini Sport Calenzano NS3 Outlet (in Calenzano), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Biblioteca Piccolomini, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Florence is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Florence due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Florence reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Poppi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Poppi

— 2 nights
Poppi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40km east of Florence and about 30km northwest of Arezzo.Poppi borders the following municipalities: Bibbiena, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Chiusi della Verna, Ortignano Raggiolo, Pratovecchio.Main sightsPoppi Castle, or the Castello dei Conti Guidi, the main building in the Casentino, known from 1191, was owned by the Counts Guidi. On the 24th (Sun), revel in the low prices at The Mall, then see the interesting displays at Museo Masaccio di Arte Sacra, and then make a trip to Vecchio Molino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Arte della Lana, and then steep yourself in history at Castello di Romena.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Poppi planning app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Poppi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cortona.

Things to do in Poppi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Cortona

— 4 nights

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cortona: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano (in Montepulciano), Arezzo (Museo dei Mezzi di Comunicazione, Cultura Italiana Arezzo, &more) and Sansepolcro (Museo Civico di Sansepolcro & Aboca Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Diocesano, get some fabulous bargains at Valdichiana Village, get engrossed in the history at MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita, Cortona.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cortona vacation planner.

Drive from Poppi to Cortona in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Cortona

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Montalcino

— 4 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montalcino: Terme Bagno Vignoni (in Bagno Vignoni), Terme di San Filippo (in Castiglione D'Orcia) and Art Studio di Adelina Quadri (in Monticchiello). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, and head outdoors with Area Sosta Camper Rapolano Terme.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montalcino trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cortona to Montalcino in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Montalcino can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Saturnia

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino, then examine the collection at Forte Stella, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally do a tasting at Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Pietro, then make a trip to Fortezza Orsini, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico e della Vite e del Vino.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saturnia driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Montalcino to Saturnia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Castiglione Della Pescaia.

Things to do in Saturnia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Castiglione Della Pescaia

— 2 nights
Castiglione della Pescaia, regionally simply abbreviated as Castiglione, is an ancient seaside town in the province of Grosseto, in Tuscany, Italy. On the 5th (Fri), head outdoors with Bagno Bruna, make a trip to Castello di Scarlino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di San Lorenzo, and finally examine the collection at Magma - Museo delle Arti in Ghisa della Maremma. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Parco Nazionale delle Colline Metallifere and then examine the collection at Museo Casa Rossa Ximenes.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Castiglione Della Pescaia sightseeing site.

Getting from Saturnia to Castiglione Della Pescaia by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Castiglione Della Pescaia can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Castagneto Carducci.

Things to do in Castiglione Della Pescaia

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castagneto Carducci

— 4 nights
Castagneto Carducci is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 90km southwest of Florence and about 50km southeast of Livorno. Change things up with these side-trips from Castagneto Carducci: Cala Bianca Thalasso & Spa (in Quercianella), Livorno (Acquario di Livorno, Papaveri, &more) and Piombino (Baratti and Populonia Archeological Park, Baratti Diving, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Enoteca, find something for the whole family at Cavallino Matto, and test the waters at Terme di Sassetta.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Castagneto Carducci tour planner.

Getting from Castiglione Della Pescaia to Castagneto Carducci by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Massa.

Things to do in Castagneto Carducci

Spas · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Massa

— 4 nights
Massa is a town and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, the administrative centre of the province of Massa and Carrara. Change things up with these side-trips from Massa: Museo dei Bozzetti "Pierluigi Gherardi" (in Pietrasanta), Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark (in San Romano in Garfagnana) and Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci (in Calci). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pietrasanta, examine the collection at Museo Villa Puccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Carrara, and contemplate the waterfront views at Isola Santa Lake.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Massa trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Castagneto Carducci to Massa in 1.5 hours. In February in Massa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Massa

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.