6 days in Tuscany Itinerary
6 days in Tuscany Itinerary
Fly to Rome, Train to Florence
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Mon, Oct 4 - Sat, Oct 9
Florence — 1 night
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, then explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.
For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.
Townsville, Australia to Florence is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Townsville to Florence due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Townsville in October, with highs in Florence at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.On the 6th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Siena trip builder app.
Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pisa.
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Pisa — 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.On the 7th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate the long history of Camposanto, and then admire the landmark architecture of Battistero di San Giovanni.
To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa day trip planner.
You can drive from Siena to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tuscany travel guide
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.