10 days in Tuscany Itinerary

10 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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10 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Dublin
+4
Fly + Tram + Train + Bus + Ferry:  9 h 30 min
1
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Siena
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Dublin

3
nights
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. Get outdoors at Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera and Spiaggia delle Tombe. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia di Cotoncello (in Marciana), Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto) and Spiaggia di Chiessi (in Chiessi). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo, stroll through Cala di Mola, and Head underground at Percorso dell'Enfola.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio trip builder tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Portoferraio is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in September, with highs in Portoferraio at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Capoliveri, Spiaggia di Cotoncello, Spiaggia di Chiessi, Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Chiessi
Spiaggia di Chiessi
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Cotoncello ©
Spiaggia di Cotoncello

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Val d'Orcia and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Pienza (La Taverna del Pecorino & Artemisia Gallery) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, and get outside with 43parallelo.

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Drive from Portoferraio to Siena in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Portoferraio in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Siena: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pienza, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Val d'Orcia, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Piazzale Michelangelo and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to M.G. Design and Collezione Roberto Casamontifor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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