8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Capalbio
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Capalbio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisa
— 2 nights
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 2 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Barabarca. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Capanne.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio online travel planner.

New York City, USA to Portoferraio is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier days in Portoferraio, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Capalbio.
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Capalbio — 2 nights

Capalbio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 150km south of Florence and about 45km southeast of Grosseto.Capalbio borders the following municipalities: Manciano, Montalto di Castro, Orbetello.HistoryThe name derives probably from the Latin Caput Album or Campus Albus (White Cape or Field, respectively), due to the white alabaster stone dug in the area.Capalbio is known for the first time in 805 CE, when it was donated to the Abbey of the Tre Fontane, near Rome, by Charlemagne. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): boost your wellbeing at Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale, then take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino, then stop by IL BUTTERO,negozio tipico di abbigliamento maremmano,pelletteria., and finally take a stroll through Centro Storico di Capalbio. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piccola Gerusalemme di Maremma, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio della Provvidenza, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino dei Tarocchi.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Capalbio trip maker site.

Getting from Portoferraio to Capalbio by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Capalbio sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siena online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Capalbio to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Capalbio in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Siena, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) 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 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Terrazza Mascagni and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Siena to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Pisa sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.
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