8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Rome
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Siena
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Rome

2
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: San Gimignano (Historic Centre of San Gimignano & Torre Grossa). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siena road trip planning website .

Rome to Siena is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Siena are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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