23 days in Tuscany Itinerary

23 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany vacation maker

Make it your trip
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Siena
— 6 nights
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Pienza
— 4 nights
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Lucca
— 5 nights
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Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Florence is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Florence is minus 9 hours. In April, Florence is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:

Siena

— 6 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti) and San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard, Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pienza.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 15:

Pienza

— 4 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pienza: Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Montalcino (Podere Il Cocco, Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Val d'Orcia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo Le Celle, do a tasting at Az. Agr. Poliziano, and examine the collection at Museo Diocesano.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pienza trip planner.

You can drive from Siena to Pienza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Pienza are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Pienza

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

Lucca

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucca: Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole (in San Miniato), Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Orto Botanico Pellegrini - Ansaldi (in Massa). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, push the limits with Amazing Lucca, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lucca attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pienza to Lucca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Lucca sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lucca

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.