8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+6
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus + Ferry:  9 h 15 min
1
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Montecatini Terme
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spiaggia Canata. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Portoferraio: Spiaggia delle Tombe (in Campo nell'Elba), Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera (in Capoliveri) and Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone and stroll through Acqua marina.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portoferraio trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Portoferraio is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Portoferraio. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Portoferraio: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montecatini Terme.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Capoliveri, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo, Cala di Mola
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli

1
night
Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme ©
Montecatini Terme is an Italian municipality of 21,095 inhabitants within the province of Pistoia in Tuscany, Italy. On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia S. Pietro Apostolo, tee off at Montecatini Golf Club, then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, and finally let little ones run wild at Borromeo Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montecatini Terme online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Montecatini Terme in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portoferraio in June: highs in Montecatini Terme hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Montecatini Terme

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trip

Le mura di Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Parrocchia S. Pietro Apostolo ©
Parrocchia S. Pietro Apostolo
Borromeo Park ©
Borromeo Park

3
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Montecatini Terme to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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