6 days in San Gimignano & Siena Itinerary

6 days in San Gimignano & Siena Itinerary

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6 days in San Gimignano & Siena Itinerary

Start: San Gimignano
1
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: San Gimignano

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Gimignano side-trips: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, & more) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, and do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Gimignano journey planning website .

If you are flying in from Iceland, the closest major airports are Peretola Airport, Pisa International Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

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Side Trips

Pisa, Le mura di Lucca
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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Siena

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 (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from San Gimignano to Siena by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Siena

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Abbazia di San Galgano
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Wine Tours & Tastings

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