8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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, Florida

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, and finally steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montecatini Alto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, and finally make a trip to Terrazza Mascagni.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lucca planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Lucca is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Lucca, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Lucca, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can 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
Piazza Anfiteatro ©
Piazza Anfiteatro
Terrazza Mascagni ©
Terrazza Mascagni

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 Abbazia di San Galgano. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip website.

Getting from Lucca to Florence by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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) early enough 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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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Walking tours
Food Tours

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 enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Siena travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Siena are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Leonardo, make a trip to Cassero e Torre Panoramica Manciano, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saturnia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Saturnia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Saturnia, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saturnia

Nature Parks 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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