11 days in Tuscany Itinerary

11 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saturnia
— 1 night
Drive
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Volterra
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 night
Fly

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Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa and then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa driving holiday planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Pisa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Pisa is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Pisa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder site.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Siena

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), Assisi (Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, &more) and Museo della Porziuncola (in Santa Maria degli Angeli). It doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella and admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Siena route planner.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Saturnia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Necropoli del Puntone, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Castello di Montemerano, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate del Mulino.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saturnia online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Saturnia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Saturnia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Volterra.

Things to do in Saturnia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Volterra

— 1 night
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre and then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo dei Priori.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Volterra trip planning site.

Getting from Saturnia to Volterra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Volterra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites

Pisa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pisa driving holiday planner.

Drive from Volterra to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
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.

Province of Siena travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards · Churches
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".

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