8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Lucca
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Saturnia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then steep yourself in history at Battistero, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then make a trip to Montecatini Alto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, and finally don't miss a visit to Terrazza Mascagni.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lucca day trip planning website .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Lucca is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Lucca, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Lucca: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Livorno, Montecatini Alto
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Terrazza Mascagni ©
Terrazza Mascagni
Piazza Anfiteatro ©
Piazza Anfiteatro

3
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Chiusdino to see Abbazia di San Galgano about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

Take a bus from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Galgano
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Food Tours
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

1
night
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 18th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saturnia.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Monteriggioni
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Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

1
night
Saturnia

Saturnia ©
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Leonardo, don't miss a visit to Cassero e Torre Panoramica Manciano, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate del Mulino.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saturnia trip planner .

Drive from Siena to Saturnia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saturnia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manciano
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Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Chiesa di San Leonardo ©
Chiesa di San Leonardo

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