12 days in Florence, Cinque Terre & Pisa Itinerary

12 days in Florence, Cinque Terre & Pisa Itinerary

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12 days in Florence, Cinque Terre & Pisa Itinerary

Start: Pisa
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Pisa
— 3 nights
End: Pisa

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico and Loggia dei Lanzi. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning site.

Pisa to Florence is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Walking tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cantina du Sciacchetra. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Caseificio San Pier Damiani. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Genoa (Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more, Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, &more), Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia) and Parma (National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale) & Camera di San Paolo). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Vernazza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and get great views at Bar Terza Terra.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip website.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Genoa, Parma, Ponte Thaon di Revel
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Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore
Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Pisa and Palazzo Blu. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, make a trip to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, and admire the landmark architecture of Camminamento in Quota Sulle Mura di Pisa.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pisa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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