11 days in Tuscany & Cinque Terre Itinerary

11 days in Tuscany & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Pisa
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Lucca
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Cinque Terre
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Montalcino
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
San Gimignano
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Reykjavik

3
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, examine the collection at Museo Stefano Bardini, and contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary maker app.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Florence is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Reykjavik in June, expect nights in Florence to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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Pisa

Pisa
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at National Museum of Saint Mathew.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pisa, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums
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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucca online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pisa to Lucca by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lucca

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip builder website.

You can drive from Lucca to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

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nights
Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, do a tasting at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Capanna di Cencioni, thenlearn about winemaking at Enoteca di Piazza Wine Room, and finally do a tasting at Poggio Rubino.

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Drive from Cinque Terre to Montalcino in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Montalcino sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries Historic Sites
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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni
Poggio Rubino ©
Poggio Rubino

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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.
San Gimignano Bell Tower and San Gimignano 1300 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di San Gimignano and Galleria Gagliardi. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Duomo di Siena & Cappella di Piazza) and Fattoria di Montemaggio (in Radda in Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, take in the exciting artwork at Balducci Ceramica, get a taste of the local shopping with La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Gimignano road trip planner.

You can drive from Montalcino to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Fattoria di Montemaggio
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Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard

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