8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence travel app.

Bologna to Florence is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bologna in January, with highs in Florence at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Gemini.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
San Gemini

San Gemini ©
San Gemini is a comune (municipality) of c. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Porta Burgi, make a trip to Piazza San Francesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Nicolo, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at GeoLab Museo Laboratorio di Scienze della Terra, thensee the interesting displays at Museo dell’Opera di Guido Calori, and finally browse the exhibits of Centro di Paleontologia Vegetale della Foresta Fossile di Dunarobba.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Gemini journey tool.

You can drive from Florence to San Gemini in 3 hours. In January in San Gemini, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to 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

few
hours
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Gemini to Assisi takes 1.5 hours. January in Assisi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time 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

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the next day, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siena sightseeing planner.

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 and about the same nights in Siena: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pistoia trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Siena to Pistoia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Pistoia are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Pisa trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pistoia to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to 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
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

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