11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sofia
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  6​h
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Lucca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tuscania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Sofia

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence day trip app .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Florence is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Sofia to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sofia in October: high temperatures in Florence hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Amazing Lucca. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, get to know the fascinating history of Santuario di Santa Gemma Galgani, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Romano, then learn about winemaking at Fattoria al Dotto, and finally look for gifts at De Cervesia Beer Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucca day trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Lucca

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Pisa
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Fattoria al Dotto ©
Fattoria al Dotto
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

4
nights
Siena

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 Museo della Porziuncola (in Santa Maria degli Angeli), Assisi (Eremo delle Carceri, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, & more) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortezza di Santa Barbara.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Lucca to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Siena sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tuscania.

Things to do in Siena

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Assisi, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

1
night
Tuscania

Tuscania ©
Tuscania is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, Lazio Region, Italy. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Casa Museo Pietro Moschini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Maggiore, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tuscania holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Siena to Tuscania takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tuscania can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tuscania

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa di San Pietro ©
Chiesa di San Pietro
Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Santa Maria Maggiore
Casa Museo Pietro Moschini ©
Casa Museo Pietro Moschini

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