8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Drive:  2​h
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Gemini
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Assisi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pistoia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Pisa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Bologna

2
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: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning app .

Bologna to Florence is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bologna in January, things will get a bit warmer in Florence: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Gemini.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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nights
San Gemini

San Gemini ©
San Gemini is a comune (municipality) of c. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Porta Burgi, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Francesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Nicolo, engage your brain at GeoLab Museo Laboratorio di Scienze della Terra, then examine the collection at Museo dell’Opera di Guido Calori, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Centro di Paleontologia Vegetale della Foresta Fossile di Dunarobba.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Gemini trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gemini takes 2.5 hours. In January in San Gemini, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in San Gemini

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro di Paleontologia Vegetale della Foresta Fossile di Dunarobba
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Abbazia di San Nicolo ©
Abbazia di San Nicolo
Porta Burgi ©
Porta Burgi
Porta Romana di San Gemini ©
Porta Romana di San Gemini

few
hours
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

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Traveling by car from San Gemini to Assisi takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Assisi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena road trip website .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Assisi in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Siena, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pistoia.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini

few
hours
Pistoia

Pistoia
Pistoia is a city and comune in the Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of a province of the same name, located about 30km west and north of Florence and is crossed by the Ombrone Pistoiese, a tributary of the River Arno. On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pistoia road trip planner.

You can drive from Siena to Pistoia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pisa.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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Traveling by car from Pistoia to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Battistero ©
Battistero

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