8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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Fly
1
Pisa
— 1 day
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
2
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Taxi to Siena
3
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 3 nights
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Pisa — 1 day

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, and finally steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral.

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Brussels, Belgium to Pisa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in May; daily highs in Pisa reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Portoferraio.
Historic Sites
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 2 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Barabarca, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Relitto, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Marina di Campo.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Pisa to Portoferraio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Siena.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Siena — 2 nights

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 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Portoferraio to Siena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in May, expect nights in Siena to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pitti Palace and The Baptistery of St. John. Get some cultural insight at Piazzale Michelangelo and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

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Getting from Siena to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.