8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
2
Saturnia
Drive
3
Pitigliano
Drive
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Monteriggioni
Drive
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Porto Venere
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Portofino
Train
9
Cinque Terre
Train
10
Pisa
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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 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Pisa trip maker tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Pisa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Pisa is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Pisa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saturnia.
Historic Sites

Saturnia

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Necropoli del Puntone.

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

You can drive from Pisa to Saturnia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Saturnia can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pitigliano.
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Pitigliano

Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Azienda Vitivinicola Villa Corano.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pitigliano trip site.

Getting from Saturnia to Pitigliano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pitigliano can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
Wineries

Siena — 2 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Santa Maria del Carmine (San Niccolo al Carmine), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Raimondo al Refugio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano, and finally steep yourself in history at Le Logge del Papa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pitigliano to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Monteriggioni.
Historic Sites

Monteriggioni

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Abbadia Isola.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monteriggioni trip itinerary maker tool.

Monteriggioni is very close to Siena. In October in Monteriggioni, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.
Historic Sites

Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica della Santissima Annunziata - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santo Spirito.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Monteriggioni to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Venere.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Porto Venere — 2 nights

Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron, learn about winemaking at De Gustibus, and then steep yourself in history at Porta del Borgo.

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You can drive from Florence to Porto Venere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will leave for Portofino on the 7th (Thu).
Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature

Portofino

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portofino trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Venere to Portofino takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, daytime highs in Portofino are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Cinque Terre.
Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Wildlife

Cinque Terre

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre travel planner.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cinque Terre, with lows of 14°C. You'll set off for Pisa on the 7th (Thu).
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Pisa

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Thu).
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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