8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Campo and Guardastelle Vineyard. Shop till you drop at Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) and Galleria Gagliardi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Gimignano: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Siena, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer and take in the exciting artwork at Oibo Re-Design.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Gimignano driving holiday planner .

Newark, USA to San Gimignano is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to M.G. Design and Mercato Centralefor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence journey builder .

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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