7 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

7 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucca
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Volterra
Drive
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Siena
Drive
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Monteriggioni
Drive
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San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
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Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Florence is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, things will get slightly colder in Florence: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Lucca

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lucca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Lucca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucca are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 3rd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, then get outside with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Lucca to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Pisa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Volterra.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Volterra

Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Viti, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palazzo dei Priori.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Volterra trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Pisa to Volterra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Volterra, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Museums

Siena

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Cravattificio di Siena and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siena trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Volterra to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. May in Siena sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Shopping

Monteriggioni

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteriggioni holiday app.

Monteriggioni is very close to Siena. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for San Gimignano on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

San Gimignano

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, then don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Cisterna, and finally learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Gimignano trip planner.

You can drive from Monteriggioni to San Gimignano in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries · Historic Sites

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums