5 days in Florence & Lucca Itinerary

5 days in Florence & Lucca Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+3
Subway + Train + Fly + Train:  14 h 45 min
1
Florence
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Lucca
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

New York City, USA to Florence is an approximately 15- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Florence is 6 hours. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
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 Tau Touring. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, catch a ride with Tau Touring, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, then examine the collection at Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lucca itinerary planning site.

Take a bus from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Florence in June since evenings lows in Lucca dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Museums Transportation

Side Trip

Duomo di Pisa
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Tau Touring ©
Tau Touring
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Puccini Museum - Casa Natale ©
Puccini Museum - Casa Natale

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