8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany vacation planner
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Fly
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Saturnia
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Saturnia
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo di Montesiepi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Siena road trip planning tool.

Boston, USA to Siena is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Siena, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Siena: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to 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 (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pisa day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Siena to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Pisa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Portoferraio.
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Historic Sites

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 31st (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Della Biodola and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Portoferraio trip builder app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Pisa to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Saturnia.
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Saturnia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino and then admire the natural beauty at Giardino dei Tarocchi.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saturnia day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Saturnia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Portoferraio in September, expect nights in Saturnia to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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