6 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Sun, Oct 1 - Fri, Oct 6
Siena — 1 night
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siena tour itinerary planning tool.
Tampa, USA to Siena is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Siena. Traveling from Tampa in October, expect Siena to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. Get a sense of the local culture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Knights’ Square & Camposanto). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, look for gifts at Jimmy's Leather Collection, and explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale del Bargello.
For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence trip builder site.
You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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