9 days in Tuscany Itinerary

9 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 2 nights
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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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence planning website.

Houston, USA to Florence is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Florence, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in May, things will get slightly colder in Florence: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: San Gimignano (Fattoria Il Piano & Guardastelle Vineyard). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, and contemplate the long history of Casa di Santa Caterina.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Siena trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Pisa

— 2 nights
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 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pisa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Siena to Pisa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.