9 days in Tuscany Itinerary

9 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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9 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Lucca
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
3
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Volterra
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
5
San Gimignano
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Greve in Chianti
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Siena
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
8
Montalcino
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
9
Montepulciano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Florence
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
11
Cavriglia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Cairo

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crypt of Santa Reparata, then explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Florence is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Florence. Traveling from Cairo in March, things will get little chillier in Florence: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi and then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lucca tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Torre Guinigi ©
Torre Guinigi

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night
Pisa

Pisa
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa trip planner.

Pisa is just a short distance from Lucca. In March, daytime highs in Pisa are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Volterra.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Volterra

Volterra ©
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo and then take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Viti.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Volterra vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Pisa to Volterra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo
Palazzo Viti ©
Palazzo Viti

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), make a trip to Piazza della Cisterna, view the masterpieces at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Salvucci Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Gimignano trip itinerary website.

Getting from Volterra to San Gimignano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
Torre Grossa ©
Torre Grossa
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Verrazzano, then learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, then learn about winemaking at Fattoria Le Fonti, and finally do a tasting at Montefioralle Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Greve in Chianti day trip planning site.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Greve in Chianti in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Greve in Chianti sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites
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Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Fattoria Le Fonti ©
Fattoria Le Fonti

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Siena

Siena
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 18th (Wed), make a trip to Piazza del Campo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Siena tour planner.

You can drive from Greve in Chianti to Siena in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montalcino visit planner.

Getting from Siena to Montalcino by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and then learn about winemaking at Cantina Fattoria della Talosa.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Montepulciano driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montalcino to Montepulciano in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Montepulciano can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Wineries Historic Sites
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Cantina Fattoria della Talosa ©
Cantina Fattoria della Talosa
Tempio di San Biagio ©
Tempio di San Biagio

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Florence

Florence
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Puttini, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip builder app.

Getting from Arezzo to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Cavriglia

Cavriglia ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get great views at Volpaia, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Meleto, then stroll through Castello di Brolio, and finally learn about winemaking at Cantalici. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Semboloni Fabio, then stop by Prada Outlet (Space), and then learn about winemaking at Poggi del Chianti Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cavriglia trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cavriglia takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cavriglia

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gaiole in Chianti, Prada Outlet (Space), Volpaia
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Castello di Meleto ©
Castello di Meleto
Poggi del Chianti Winery ©
Poggi del Chianti Winery
Volpaia ©
Volpaia

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