9 days in Florence & Lucca Itinerary

9 days in Florence & Lucca Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany trip itinerary builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Lucca
— 3 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

5
nights
Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence route maker website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Peretola Airport, Pisa International Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

3
nights
Lucca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, then make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, 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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lucca tour planner.

You can drive from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 12: