11 days in Tuscany & Cinque Terre Itinerary

11 days in Tuscany & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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11 days in Tuscany & Cinque Terre Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Pisa
— Few hours
bus:  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
bus + 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.
Visit Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Centro Storico for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pitti Palace and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Florence is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Reykjavik in June, plan for much hotter days in Florence, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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hours
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.
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Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Florence in June, Pisa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train 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, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lucca trip builder tool .

Lucca is just a stone's throw from Pisa. In June, daytime highs in Lucca are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel 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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre tour builder app .

You can drive from Lucca to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Patrizia Cencioni Solaria, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Capanna di Cencioni, then do a tasting at Enoteca di Piazza Wine Room, and finally learn about winemaking at Poggio Rubino.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montalcino online trip builder .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Montalcino in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Montalcino can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries Historic Sites
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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Gimignano Bell Tower and San Gimignano 1300. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Duomo di San Gimignano. Change things up with these side-trips from San Gimignano: Fattoria di Montemaggio (in Radda in Chianti) and Siena (Siena Cathedral & Cappella di Piazza). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, admire the landmark architecture of Mura di San Gimignano, get a taste of the local shopping with La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, and take in panoramic vistas at Rocca of Montestaffoli.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip planner.

You can drive from Montalcino to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Fattoria di Montemaggio
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San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano

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