16 days in Tuscany Itinerary

16 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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16 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Florence
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 30​min
2
Capoliveri, Elba Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
3
Montalcino
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saturnia
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
5
Isola Del Giglio
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Florence is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Florence, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in June; daily highs in Florence reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Florence

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

3
nights
Capoliveri, Elba Island

Capoliveri ©
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia Canata. Explore Capoliveri's surroundings by going to Spiaggia delle Tombe (in Campo nell'Elba) and Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Mare, look for gifts at Gelateria Zero Gradi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Capoliveri journey builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Capoliveri in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Florence in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Capoliveri: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Montalcino.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Rio Marina, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Gelateria Zero Gradi ©
Gelateria Zero Gradi

3
nights
Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and Eremo Le Celle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montalcino: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano (in Montepulciano), Piazza delle Sorgenti (in San Quirico d'Orcia) and Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo (in Bagni di San Filippo). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II, and do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Montalcino journey tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Capoliveri to Montalcino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Capoliveri in June: highs in Montalcino hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

San Quirico d'Orcia, Eremo Le Celle, Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
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Podere Il Cocco ©
Podere Il Cocco
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle

3
nights
Saturnia

Saturnia ©
Explore hidden gems such as Cascate del Mulino and Pitigliano Centro Storico. Change things up with these side-trips from Saturnia: Il ghetto degli ebrei (in Santa Fiora), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Cinta Muraria di Magliano (in Magliano in Toscana).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saturnia day trip site .

You can drive from Montalcino to Saturnia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Saturnia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Saturnia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sorano, Montemerano, Pitigliano, Abbazia di San Galgano, Bosco Rocconi
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Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Vie Cave ©
Vie Cave

3
nights
Isola Del Giglio

Step off the beaten path and head to Bagno Amaranto and Spiaggia delle Caldane.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isola Del Giglio travel app .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Saturnia to Isola Del Giglio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isola Del Giglio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia delle Caldane ©
Spiaggia delle Caldane

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