8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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8 days in Tuscany Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  20​h
Chiusdino
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
Florence
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
New York City

2
days
Chiusdino

Chiusdino ©
Chiusdino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70km south of Florence and about 30km southwest of Siena. On the 29th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano and then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Gimignano 1300. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Chiusdino trip itinerary builder .

New York City, USA to Chiusdino is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In October in Chiusdino, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Chiusdino

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Siena, San Gimignano
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

2
days
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone and then admire the majestic nature at Percorso dell'Enfola. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acquario dell'Elba and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portoferraio travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Chiusdino to Portoferraio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chiusdino in October: highs in Portoferraio hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Acquario dell'Elba, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Acquario dell'Elba ©
Acquario dell'Elba

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Pitti Palace. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Centro Storico, and admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in November, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

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