9 days in Tuscany Itinerary

9 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
2
Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Taxi to Siena
4
Siena
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence driving holiday planning website.

Geneva, Switzerland to Florence is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in September, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Pisa

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Piaggio Museum, don't miss a visit to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then steep yourself in history at Camposanto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montecatini Alto, explore the engaging exhibits at Parco di Pinocchio, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 22nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Barabarca, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally stroll through Spiaggia delle Ghiaie. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Capanne.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Pisa to Portoferraio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Abbazia di San Galgano and Castello di Monteriggioni. Head to San Quirico d'Orcia and Cantinetta di Monteriggionifor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore (in Asciano), Tempio di San Biagio (in Montepulciano) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Siena planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Portoferraio to Siena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Siena, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.