6 days in Tuscany Itinerary

6 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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6 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Florence
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pienza
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Florence

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Florence. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally head outdoors with 43parallelo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Siena trip planner .

Take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pienza.

Things to do in Siena

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

1
night
Pienza

Pienza ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella, steep yourself in history at Val d'Orcia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pienza trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Siena to Pienza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Pienza, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pienza

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Val d'Orcia, Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta
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Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta ©
Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella ©
Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella

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