8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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Fly to Pisa International Airport, Drive to Lucca
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Lucca
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 1 night
Drive
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Saturnia
— 1 night
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

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Lucca

City of a Hundred Churches

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 reviews, ratings, traveler tips, 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 drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Chiusdino and see Abbazia di San Galgano, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip website.

Getting from Lucca to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; 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 drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Siena

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

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 see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Siena travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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

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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.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, 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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.