9 days in Florence & Lucca Itinerary

9 days in Florence & Lucca Itinerary

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9 days in Florence & Lucca Itinerary

Start: Florence
1
Florence
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Lucca
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Florence

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, & more) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Peretola Airport, Pisa International Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Lucca

Lucca ©
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 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, and finally don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and finally make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lucca day trip planning app .

Getting from Florence to Lucca by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Terrazza Mascagni
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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

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