12 days in Tuscany Itinerary

12 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany trip maker

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Siena
— 2 nights
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Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio, Drive to Capoliveri
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Capoliveri, Elba Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Portoferraio, Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Pisa
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Siena online visit planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Siena is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Siena. Traveling from Cape Town in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Siena: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Capoliveri, Elba Island

— 3 nights
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia di Cotoncello (in Marciana) and Spiaggia di Chiessi (in Chiessi). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Capoliveri Bike Park, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Calamita, kick back and relax at Acqua marina, and hike along Capo Stella.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Capoliveri trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Siena to Capoliveri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Siena, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Capoliveri, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Pisa day trip planning website.

Getting from Capoliveri to Pisa by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In June, daytime highs in Pisa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker website.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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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.