Best Day Trips From Florence 2024

Nestled within Tuscany’s heart, Florence is the perfect starting point for countless unforgettable Tuscan adventures. Starting and finishing the day in Florence, you can explore magnificent historical sites, delight in delectable culinary tours, and bask in nature’s beauty. Here, we’ll discuss the various day trips from Florence, which all promise enchanting experiences. We’ve got coffee tours, wine tastings, cooking workshops, day trips to Pisa and San Gimignano, and even day trips from Florence to Cinque Terre. Are you ready for an extraordinary journey? Let’s dive in and begin mapping out your Florence day trips.

Day Trips to Pisa From Florence

Pisa tour from Florence Tuscany

Our Pisa Tour from Florence takes you through Pisa’s picture-perfect streets. You’ll get a sense of the city’s fascinating history as you walk along, optionally scaling the iconic Leaning Tower. Take unforgettable photos from the top as you marvel at the view. This tour captures Pisa’s charm and charisma, transforming your visit into an extraordinary adventure. If you prefer to make the journey from Florence to Pisa alone, we’re here to help. Make sure to also check out our list of the best things to do in Pisa.

See all Pisa Tours

Tuscany Day Tours from Florence

Tuscany views sunset

Experience the greater region with our Best of Tuscany Day Tour from Florence. Journey to the medieval city of Siena and behold its rich history and architecture. Then indulge your taste buds at an organic family-owned wine estate, where you’ll savor exquisite Tuscan wines and authentic Italian cuisine. But that’s not all. You’ll also have free time to explore the charming streets of San Gimignano and admire the iconic Leaning Tower in Pisa. These day trips from Florence are a captivating mix of guided exploration and leisure time. So come along and discover the gems of Tuscany, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

For the more adventurous souls, embark on our Tuscany Sunrise Tour from Florence, exploring the enchanting locales of San Gimignano, Lucca, and Pisa. Although the 5 am wake-up call might initially appear daunting, it won’t take long until you understand its purpose. You’ll be captivated by the breathtaking scenery as you drive through the picturesque Tuscan countryside, witnessing the sunrise casting its golden glow over the rolling hills. By reaching the main Tuscan cities and towns before the crowds, you’ll enjoy an intimate experience, making the early start well worth it.

Book Your Tuscan Sunrise Experience

The Original Coffee Experience

coffee beans grain chiller

Don’t just sip on an Italian espresso, head from Florence into the Tuscan countryside and learn about its origin story on The Original Coffee Experience. A tour suited to only the most passionate coffee aficionados, you’ll spend the day immersed in the world of Italian coffee. It all starts with a visit to the Accademia del Caffè Espresso. Located within the factory that created the world-famous La Marzocco machine, you’ll learn about the company’s history and creations. After a picturesque lunch in the beautiful Fiesole village, head to the Caffè Magnelli factory. Following your guide, learn about their intricate process of coffee-making. From bean selection to hands-on machine tutorials and a tasting session, this experience is guaranteed to transform your relationship with your morning cuppa.

Book The Original Coffee Experience

Tuscany Olive Oil & Wine Tour

olive oil tasting from florence

It’s no secret that Italy has amazing food. But while most tourists are feasting on pizza and pasta, it’s important not to overlook the wonder that is Tuscan wine and olive oil. People all over the world love these Tuscan products, and if you’re in Florence, you should definitely take a day trip to the Tuscan countryside and try them where they’re made.

Our Tuscany Olive Oil & Wine Tour from Florence stands out as one of the best day trips from the city. Venture into the scenic Tuscan countryside, where historic wine and olive farms await. This immersive experience not only educates you about the careful manufacturing processes but also includes tastings of their exceptional products. Engage with local farmers, gaining insights into their time-honored practices. This tour offers a condensed yet comprehensive exploration of the rich flavors that define Tuscany, making it an unparalleled day trip from Florence.

Can’t choose between the above two tours? Try one of our other Tuscan food combinations and select the tour that best suits your taste buds. You can focus on just the beverages with our Tuscany Coffee & Wine Small Group Tour. Or, try our Tuscany Olive Oil & Coffee Small Group Tour to skip over the alcohol and explore the region’s slightly less famous delicacies. Finally, if decisions just aren’t your thing, sample a little of everything on our Tuscany Olive Oil, Coffee & Wine Small Group Tour – the ultimate tasty adventure.

Book Your Tuscany Olive Oil & Wine Tour

Scenic Florence Cooking Class

Florence Tuscany Pizza workshop

For the foodies and budding chefs out there, our cooking classes in Tuscany are the best day trips from Florence. By far, our most popular Florence cooking class is the Tuscany Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class. Head out from Florence into the Tuscan countryside and get a taste of the best Italian food. Imagine you are in a gorgeous Tuscan estate, surrounded by breathtaking views, creating authentic Italian pizza and gelato. With the guidance of a seasoned chef, you’ll knead, toss, and taste your way through the unique art of pizza making. Then, finish off by learning to make the perfect scoop of smooth and creamy Italian gelato. This hands-on cooking experience promises a fun-filled, tasty journey that satisfies your taste buds and improves your culinary skills.

Book Your Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class

Chianti Wine Trip From Florence

chianty winery tuscany from florence

Want to experience Tuscany like a local? Take our Chianti Wine Tour from Florence. This unique adventure lets you explore the renowned Chianti region’s enchanting landscapes. You’ll have the opportunity to try wines that carry the aromas of Tuscan vineyards. Experience the smooth, distinct flavor of extra virgin olive oil, taste the rich flavors of traditional sheep cheese, and enjoy the enticing flavors of cured meats. You’ll experience all of this while driving a 4×4 through Chianti’s scenic routes. Get ready for a day filled with excitement and sensory stimulation as you taste, see, and feel the spirit of Tuscany.

Book Your Chianti Wine Experience

Day Trip from Florence to Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre tour from Florence

Prepare for a visual feast with our Cinque Terre & Portovenere Tour. This trip whisks you away from Florence to Cinque Terre, situated on the beautiful Ligurian coast. Marvel at the technicolor charm of Cinque Terre‘s cliff-hugging villages, where terraced vineyards meet the shimmering sea. Discover Portovenere’s glamorous allure, an enchanting Italian coastal town brimming with character. As you wander through cobbled lanes, delight in bouncy houses, rustic seafood eateries, and stunning seaside vistas. The beauty of these locations is matched by their rich culture and welcoming local people. Enhance your Italian adventure with this vibrant coastal escapade that truly encapsulates ‘La Dolce Vita.’

Book Your Cinque Terre Day Tour

Join Tourist Italy’s Day Trips From Florence!

By taking these exceptional day trips from Florence, you’ll be able to enjoy a snapshot of the wonderful attractions this country provides. Not ready to leave Florence just yet? Why not try one of our best guided day tours of Florence? For more tips, check out our Florence Travel Guide. Discover insider secrets, hidden gems, and must-see attractions to make the most of your time there. Interested in more exciting activities? Read our list of the best things to do in Florence, which highlights top attractions and unique experiences. We can also help you plan the next step of your vacation, whether that’s going from Florence to Naples, or Florence to Rome. Whatever trip you decide on, let Tourist Italy guide you through Florence’s tapestry of memories.

Got a question? Get in touch!
We respond to 90% of inquiries within one business day.
Still deciding? Send a message, we're here to help!
Don't forget to ask us about our secret discounts ;-)