13 days in Tuscany Itinerary

13 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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Florence
— 4 nights
2
Montepulciano
— 3 nights
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
4
Lucca
— 3 nights

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Vitale. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazzale Michelangelo and Centro Storico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Bologna (Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, &more), Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Florence is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Birmingham to Florence, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Birmingham in September, with highs in Florence at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Basilica San Vitale, Castello di Monteriggioni, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Montepulciano

Montepulciano ©
Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Siena and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascate del Mulino and Pitigliano Centro Storico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montepulciano: Montalcino (Mate Winery & Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni), San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Montepulciano trip builder website.

You can drive from Florence to Montepulciano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Montepulciano can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Montalcino, Pitigliano Centro Storico, San Quirico d'Orcia, Cascate del Mulino
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Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

2
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Capanne and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia del Relitto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Portoferraio trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Montepulciano to Portoferraio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montepulciano in September: highs in Portoferraio hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lucca.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marciana, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia del Relitto ©
Spiaggia del Relitto

3
nights
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, see the interesting displays at Domus Romana, then see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, then don't miss a visit to Torre delle Ore, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Pfanner, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Santuario di Santa Gemma Galgani.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucca travel route app.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Lucca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Lucca sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Pisa
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Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
Puccini Museum - Casa Natale ©
Puccini Museum - Casa Natale

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