12 days in Tuscany Itinerary

12 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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12 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Lucca
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Bus:  45​min
3
Greve in Chianti
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Montepulciano
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
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 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and then don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lucca travel route builder website .

Valletta, Malta to Lucca is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Valletta in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lucca, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pisa
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano, then learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, then learn about winemaking at Fattoria Le Fonti, and finally learn about winemaking at Enoteca Falorni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Castello di Brolio, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monterinaldi, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally learn about winemaking at Montefioralle Winery.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Greve in Chianti sightseeing site .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Greve in Chianti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Monterinaldi, Castello di Brolio
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Castello di Monterinaldi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano, and then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Gimignano vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Greve in Chianti to San Gimignano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Siena
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

2
nights
Montepulciano

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 3rd (Sun), make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Fattoria, do a tasting at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, and then learn about winemaking at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Montepulciano day trip planner .

Getting from San Gimignano to Montepulciano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Tours Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Montalcino, Fattoria Pianporcino, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni

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