17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Florence
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Siena
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
San Gimignano
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lucca
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Pisa
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
End: Bratislava

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence vacation planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Florence is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

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

7
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Azienda Agricola Leuta (in Pietraia), Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Siena trip builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Florence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Siena, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Azienda Agricola Leuta, Castello di Monterinaldi, Azienda Agricola Casamonti, Val d'Orcia, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

1
day
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa and then learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano travel planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to San Gimignano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucca.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries Historic Sites
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Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne ©
Torre Grossa ©
Torre Grossa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Guinigi Tower, and then steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucca itinerary maker.

Getting from San Gimignano to Lucca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lucca are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Guinigi Tower ©
Guinigi Tower

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Maurizio, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Pisa. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at La Lecciona.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pisa trip itinerary builder.

Pisa is just a short distance from Lucca. May in Pisa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Viareggio
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Bagno Maurizio ©
Bagno Maurizio
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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