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Lovingly referred to as the cradle of the Renaissance, Tuscany's proud capital city is a popular destination on every traveler's bucket list. Florence's historic center, with its cobblestone streets, grand palaces, vintage churches, renowned museums, and prestigious art galleries, continues to invite millions every year. Yet, beyond the well-trodden paths of the city lies a world waiting to be discovered. Florence's strategic location makes it the perfect base for exciting day trips.

Our carefully curated day trips from Florence offer a variety of unique Tuscan experiences, from the rolling hills of Chianti to the medieval streets of Siena. With a range of tour options to suit every interest and budget, you can rest assured that you will find the perfect day trip from Florence for you. Whether you're a wine lover, a history buff, or simply looking to escape the city for a day, we've got you covered.

Best day trip destinations from Florence

Day trip destinations from Florence map

Day trips from Florence - An overview

Destination
Distance
Things to do
Tickets
Pisa
83.7 km
Visit the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Explore the Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery. Stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli
Siena
78.3 km
Visit the Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. Explore the historic center of Siena. Taste the local cuisine, including the famous panforte.
San Gimignano
58.3 km
Saunter through the medieval town streets and markets of San Gimignano; the historic center and climb the towers for the views. Taste the local wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Chianti
35 km
Tour the vineyards of Chianti and taste the local wine. Take a short detour to the historic towns of Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti. Enjoy the scenic views of the Tuscan countryside.
Cinque Terre
187 km
Visit the five villages of Cinque Terre: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Hike the Cinque Terre trail between the towns. Enjoy the local cuisine, including pesto and seafood

More day trip options from Florence

Lucca

City | Renaissance walls | Cultural destination
80 km away

  • Walk or bike along the city walls.
  • Visit Lucca Cathedral.
  • Explore the historic center and Piazza dell'Anfiteatro.

Bologna

City | Culinary hub | Cultural destination
105 km away

  • Explore the Two Towers (Due Torri).
  • Visit Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica of San Petronio.
  • Enjoy the local cuisine, including fresh pasta and cured meats.

Arezzo

City | Historical architecture | Cultural destination
80 km away

  • Visit the Basilica of San Francesco.
  • Explore Piazza Grande.
  • Discover the antiques market and local shops.

Volterra

Town | Etruscan heritage | Historical destination
90 km away

  • Visit the Roman Theatre.
  • Explore the Etruscan Museum (Museo Etrusco Guarnacci).
  • Walk through the medieval streets and squares.

Montepulciano

Town | Renaissance buildings | Wine destination
115 km away

  • Visit the Piazza Grande.
  • Explore the underground wine cellars.
  • Taste the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Parma

City | Culinary delights | Cultural destination
180 km away

  • Visit the Parma Cathedral and Baptistery.
  • Explore the Teatro Regio.
  • Taste Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma ham.

Modena

City | Culinary and automotive | Cultural destination
145 km away

  • Visit the Ferrari Museum.
  • Explore Modena Cathedral and Piazza Grande.
  • Enjoy traditional balsamic vinegar.

Assisi

Town | Religious sites | Cultural destination
170 km away

  • Visit the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi.
  • Explore the medieval streets.
  • Discover the Rocca Maggiore fortress.

Cortona

Town | Ancient Etruscan heritage | Cultural destination
115 km away

  • Visit the Etruscan Academy Museum.
  • Explore the Piazza della Repubblica.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views from the fortress of Girifalco.

Pienza

Town | Renaissance architecture | Cultural destination
120 km away

  • Visit the Pienza Cathedral.
  • Explore Palazzo Piccolomini.
  • Taste the local pecorino cheese.

Frequently asked questions about day trips from Florence

What type of day trips are available from Florence?

You can choose from day trips tailored to your preferences from Florence, including full-day tours to Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, and Cinque Terre, with expert guides, multiple stops, and comfortable round-trip transfers. Explore the Chianti region or indulge in wine tasting with our half-day tours. Indulge in Tuscan cuisine and wine culture with food and wine tours, led by knowledgeable guides, ensuring a hassle-free day of exploration.

How do I choose the right day trip for me?

To choose the right day trip from Florence, consider the following factors:
- Identify your interests and what you want to experience on your day trip. Do you prefer wine tasting, hiking, or exploring historic cities? Finalize your destination and preferred stops.
- Consider the distance and travel time to the destination. Some day trips may require a longer travel time, while others are closer and can be reached within an hour.
- Determine how you will get to your destination. You can take a guided tour, rent a car, or use public transportation such as trains and buses.
- Consider your budget and the cost of the day trip. Some day trips may be more expensive than others, depending on the activities and transportation included.
- Note the amount of time you have available for your day trip. Some day trips may require a full day, while others can be done in half a day.

Are day trips accessible for travelers with disabilities?

Most day trip providers strive to ensure accessibility for all passengers. Day tour tickets typically include facilities to enhance the journey for individuals with disabilities. Any service limitations will be clearly outlined in the ticket details.

Is transportation to and from the starting point provided?

Most day Florence day tours offer round trip transfers to and from the designated points aboard comfortable vehicles. 

Are there any age restrictions for day trips?

Age restrictions for day trips from Florence can vary depending on the specific tour and the activities involved. Some tours may have minimum age requirements due to safety concerns or the nature of the activities. For example, wine tasting tours may require participants to be of legal drinking age. It's important to check the details of each tour before booking to ensure that all members of your group meet any age requirements. Kindly check your ticket for more information.

What should I bring on a day trip?

To make the most of your day trip from Florence, be sure to bring essential items such as a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses, a map or guidebook, a camera, snacks, and cash for any purchases or entrance fees. Depending on the destination, you may also want to bring a lightweight jacket or sweater, a swimsuit and towel, and a power plug adapter for charging your devices.

Are meals included in the day trip, or should I bring my own food?

Whether meals are included in Florence day trips depends on the specific tour you choose. Some day trips may include meals or snacks as part of the package, while others may not. It's essential to check the details of each tour before booking to see if meals are provided or if you need to bring your own food. If meals are not included, the tour operator may offer recommendations for restaurants or cafes where you can purchase food during the trip.

Where do the day trips start, and where will it end?

Day trips will commence from Florence, with the specific meeting point indicated on your ticket. Typically, the tours conclude at the initial Florence boarding location, though this may vary depending on the itinerary.

Do the day trips include any time for exploration or relaxation, or are all activities guided and scheduled?

The day trips offer a mix of guided activities and leisure time for exploration and relaxation. While some tours are guided and structured, allowing you to visit key attractions with a guide, others have enough room for independent sightseeing and relaxation. Grab a coffee, take photos, interact with the locals, or simply take in the views.

Are there any additional costs I should be aware of during the trip?

Day trip tickets may or may not cover attraction entry and meals. Please review your ticket details for specifics. Some tickets offer optional attraction entry, while others may require purchasing tickets separately at the venue. It's advisable to bring cash for these purchases, just in case.