8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Ljubljana

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbazia di San Galgano and Centro Storico di Siena. Popular historic sites such as Castello di Monteriggioni and Duomo di Siena are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia), Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Podere Il Cocco (in Montalcino). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Siena is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Siena: highs are around 37°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, Castello di Monteriggioni, Guardastelle Vineyard, Abbazia di San Galgano, Cascate del Mulino
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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

1
night
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 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, then stroll through Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio road trip planning site .

Getting from Siena to Portoferraio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Siena in July, expect nights in Portoferraio to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli

3
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Pisa and Pitti Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazzale Michelangelo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Baptistery of St. John & Camposanto). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence journey builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pisa
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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