6 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

6 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy attractions planner
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Fly
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Pisa
Drive
2
Fauglia
Drive
3
San Miniato
Drive
4
Volterra
Drive
5
Bolgheri
— 1 night
Drive
6
San Gimignano
Drive
7
Siena
— 1 night
Drive
8
Montalcino
Drive
9
Pienza
— 1 night
Drive
10
Cortona
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11
Lucca
Drive
12
Pietrasanta
— 1 day
Drive
13
Forte Dei Marmi
Drive
14
Viareggio
— 1 night
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Drive to Pisa International Airport, Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Cologne

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Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
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Cologne, Germany to Pisa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Pisa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Fauglia.
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Fauglia

Fauglia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 60km southwest of Florence and about 20km southeast of Pisa. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): do a tasting at Cantina Fattoria Uccelliera and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di San Matteo.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fauglia trip planner.

Fauglia is just a stone's throw from Pisa. May in Fauglia sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Miniato.
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San Miniato

San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Miniato online route maker.

Drive from Fauglia to San Miniato in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in San Miniato are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Volterra.
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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. To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Volterra trip website.

Traveling by car from San Miniato to Volterra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Volterra can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Bolgheri.
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Bolgheri — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get outside with Viale dei Cipressi, then do a tasting at Batzella, and then make a trip to Bolgheri - Borgo Medievale.

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Getting from Volterra to Bolgheri by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May in Bolgheri, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.
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San Gimignano

Town of Fine Towers

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.
To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Gimignano journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bolgheri to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 28th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find out how to plan a trip to Siena, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montalcino.
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Montalcino

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
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Drive from Siena to Montalcino in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Pienza on the 28th (Sat).
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Pienza — 1 night

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. On the 29th (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Piccolomini, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pienza travel route tool.

Pienza is just a short distance from Montalcino. In May, daytime highs in Pienza are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cortona.
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Cortona

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cortona attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pienza to Cortona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Lucca on the 29th (Sun).
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Lucca

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lucca trip website.

Getting from Cortona to Lucca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Lucca, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Pietrasanta.
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Pietrasanta — 1 day

Pietrasanta is a town and comune on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the province of Lucca. To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pietrasanta trip planner.

Getting from Lucca to Pietrasanta by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Forte Dei Marmi.
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Forte Dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi is a sea town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy). To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Forte Dei Marmi online tour itinerary maker.

Forte Dei Marmi is just a stone's throw from Pietrasanta. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Viareggio on the 30th (Mon).
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Viareggio — 1 night

Viareggio is a city and comune in northern Tuscany, Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Massaciuccoli and then examine the collection at Museo Villa Puccini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bagno Timavo and then make a trip to Pontile Bellavista Vittoria.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Viareggio day trip site.

Viareggio is just a short distance from Forte Dei Marmi. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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