8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Zola Predosa
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Lucca
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Pistoia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Siena
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
San Gemini
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Capo Vaticano

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence online road trip planner .

Zola Predosa to Florence is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zola Predosa in January, with highs in Florence at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pisa trip builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Pisa are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Lucca.
Highlights from your plan
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

few
hours
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucca itinerary planner .

Lucca is just a stone's throw from Pisa. In January, daytime highs in Lucca are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Pistoia.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

1
night
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. On the 12th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Pozzo del Leoncino, then make a trip to Piazza della Sala, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Leone, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pistoia day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lucca to Pistoia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Pistoia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Pistoia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Leone ©
Chiesa di San Leone

few
hours
Siena

Siena ©
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 12th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pistoia to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. January in Siena sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Assisi.
Highlights from your plan
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Assisi road trip planning app .

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Siena in January, expect nights in Assisi to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Gemini.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

few
hours
San Gemini

San Gemini
San Gemini is a comune (municipality) of c. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Centro di Paleontologia Vegetale della Foresta Fossile di Dunarobba.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Gemini online vacation planner .

Drive from Assisi to San Gemini in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in San Gemini are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Gemini

Museums

Side Trip

Centro di Paleontologia Vegetale della Foresta Fossile di Dunarobba

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