12 days in Pisa & Florence Itinerary

12 days in Pisa & Florence Itinerary

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12 days in Pisa & Florence Itinerary

Start: Pisa
1
Pisa
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Florence
— 8 nights
train:  1​h
End: Pisa

3
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arsenale and Chiesa di San Michele Degli Scalzi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale and Pieve di Santa Maria. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocca di Vicopisano (del Brunelleschi) (in Vicopisano), Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori (in Livorno) and SATOR (in Pomaia). There's much more to do: work some fitness into your day at Viale delle Piagge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Staffetta Tap Room, pause for some serene contemplation at Pieve di San Giovanni e Santa Maria Assunta, and step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Vicari.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are Pisa International Airport, Peretola Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In October in Pisa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vicopisano, Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori, SATOR Winery, Castello dei Vicari, Pieve di San Giovanni e Santa Maria Assunta
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Chiesa di San Michele Degli Scalzi ©
Chiesa di San Michele Degli Scalzi
Castello dei Vicari ©
Castello dei Vicari
Arsenale ©
Arsenale

8
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castiglion del Bosco and Mate Winery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Poggio Rubino and La Collegiata di San Quirico. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Cappella di Piazza & Casa di Santa Caterina), Pienza (La Taverna del Pecorino, Palazzo Piccolomini, & more) and Castiglione del Lago (Rocca del Leone & Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Cortona, learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, and explore the historical opulence of La Rocca di Staggia.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip website .

Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, Pienza, Massa Marittima, Arezzo, San Quirico d'Orcia
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Castiglion del Bosco ©
Castiglion del Bosco
Mate Winery ©
Mate Winery
Parco Sculture Del Chianti ©
Parco Sculture Del Chianti

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