8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany trip planner
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Fly
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Saturnia
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Lucca
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Lucca
— 2 nights
Drive to Pisa International Airport, Fly to Boston

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Saturnia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio della Provvidenza, stroll through Giardino dei Tarocchi, and then steep yourself in history at Piazza Carlo Giordano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Pretorio, then get to know the fascinating history of Pitigliano Centro Storico, and then take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saturnia trip planner.

Boston, USA to Saturnia is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Saturnia is 6 hours. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saturnia, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 3 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia delle Ghiaie and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Portoferraio to Seccheto to see Spiaggia di Cavoli about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Della Biodola and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Saturnia to Portoferraio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Saturnia in August, expect nights in Portoferraio to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Lucca.
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Lucca — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally don't miss a visit to Terrazza Mascagni. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Ponte della Maddalena - Ponte del Diavolo.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucca day trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Lucca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly 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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