8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Orbetello
— 4 nights
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City


Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 3 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Bring the kids along to Spiaggia delle Ghiaie and Acquario dell'Elba. Relax by the water at Spiaggia del Relitto and Spiaggia Della Biodola. Explore Portoferraio's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Marina di Campo), Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto) and Monte Capanne (in Marciana). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Spiaggia di Barabarca and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip planner.

New York City, USA to Portoferraio is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from New York City to Portoferraio, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orbetello.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips


— 4 nights
Orbetello is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto (Tuscany), Italy. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bagno Shaddai and Giglio Island. Relax by the water at Spiaggia Le Cannelle and Dog Beach San Vincenzo. Explore Orbetello's surroundings by going to Rimigliano Coastal Park (in San Vincenzo), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Cavallino Matto (in Marina di Castagneto Carducci). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina di Alberese, kick back and relax at La Feniglia, admire the striking features of La Rocca Senese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Orbetello vacation builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Orbetello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Portoferraio in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Orbetello, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orbetello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Tuscany travel guide

Landmarks · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
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.