Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Spain and Portugal - 2 weeks in Mid-July - help with itinerary
  2. 2 Murren to Prague
  3. 3 Rome Bus Routes - a list
  4. 4 best place in london for indian food without paying an arm and a leg
  5. 5 Trip Report Roman Roamings: 2 Weeks of Wanderings
  6. 6 Vegetarian Food in Spain & Portugal
  7. 7 Train in Switzerland from Basel to Zermatt to Zurich
  8. 8 4 Days In Northern Italy advice
  9. 9 Trip Report 13 Days with 13-year-olds in Greece
  10. 10 Trip Report "Paris? Again?" And an odd pickpocketing
  11. 11 10 days in Italy with 5 and 10 year olds in July :)
  12. 12 Help needed/wanted to central/east Europe
  13. 13 Le Marche Research Help
  14. 14 Firt time VISA applicant
  15. 15 question on Barcelona itinerary
  16. 16 Need Information about French Alps
  17. 17 Short stay London with Aussie kids or not?
  18. 18 Fes to Southern Spain (Jerez, Malaga)
  19. 19 France Itinerary Advice
  20. 20 3 days in Normandy (with an 8 year old)
  21. 21 lurento sports car rental - anyone?
  22. 22 Any good apps for Amsterdam?
  23. 23 Barcelona, Bilboa, Cuena, Madrid
  24. 24 Day trips: which ones are must-do?
  25. 25 DECORATED FARMHOUSES OF HÄLSINGLAND IN SWEDEN
View next 25 » Back to the top

Where Would You Add Two Days - Tuscany & CT Itinerary

Jump to last reply

Last year we experienced our first travels to Italy and spent 10 glorious nights between Venice and Rome (4 nights Venice, 6 nights Rome with a day stop in Florence). We are now planning our Tuscany and CT Escape for early June 2015. Wish we could make it in May, but our schedules won't allow it. I sketched out a rough itinerary and actually have 2 days to fill. Fodorites are so helpful in planning a perfect trip so I wanted to run this by you for feedback:

Day 1: Fly into Rome from DFW; train to Orvieto; overnight Orvieto
Day 2: Train or bus to Montepulciano (rent car)
Day 3-4: Montepulciano with a day drive through Montalcino, Sant Antimo, Pienza, Monticchello
Day 5: Drive to Siena via Asciano route
Day 6-7: Siena with a day drive through Chianti (return car)
Day 8: Train/Bus to Rioggomore (day stop in Florence using left luggage at station)
Day 9-11: Rioggomore
Day 10: Train to Pisa
Day 11: Fly out of Pisa to DFW

With the above, I have 2 days to add "somewhere". I am not a fan of one nighters ;) but with the airport situation, Pisa - I think - is unavoidable as I don't think I can get from CT to an airport the day of flight. If this is possible and/or advisable, please let me know.

I've always wanted to visit Orvieto so I figured we could spend our first day/night there when we arrive. I read about doing the left luggage at a hotel, but then figured by the time I did that and paid for our bags, we might as well just get a room for the night and head to Montepulciano the next morning.

My initial thought is to add a day to both Montepulciano and Siena or should I add another destination?

We prefer to spend our time "at" our destination not driving/traveling between destinations. Also, my husband would prefer to spend as little time as possible driving.

I know the day stop in Florence might appear odd but we did it last year and it worked out great so thought we could do it again since we will need to connect there anyway.

Thoughts?

16 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement