6 Days Florence Itinerary

Florence Cathedral, Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, The Boboli Gardens, Piazza della Signoria, Siena Cathedral, Medici Chapel and many more.

Florence is the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is home to some of the most famous art and architecture in the world and is a popular destination for travelers from all over the globe. 

You typically need just 6 days in Florence, and explore the city in its entirety. This city has so much to offer, from its world-renowned museums and art galleries to its stunning churches and cathedrals. Some of the best things that you can do in 6 days in Florence Italy include visiting the Duomo, the cathedral of Florence, where you can climb to the top for a breathtaking view of the city. You can also wander around the nearby streets and enjoy some lunch at a traditional Italian eatery, before visiting the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s statue of David. 

Some of the other famous landmarks that you can visit in the city of Florence include Palazzo Vecchio, the Siena Cathedral, the Boboli Gardens, and more. Read on below to know the best attractions in Florence that will help you make the most of your time in this incredible city!

Here are some of the best places to visit in Florence in 6 days:

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Florence Cathedral

  • When spending 6 days in Florence, head to the Florence Cathedral, which is also formally known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • It is also one of Italy's most notable examples of Gothic architecture
  • The cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence
  • The cathedral is also notable for its 3,000 statued figures on the exterior, which were sculpted by many of the most prominent Italian artists of the time
Location: Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy 

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.
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Uffizi Gallery

  • One of the best places to explore during 6 days in Florence Italy is the Uffizi Gallery, which also ranks as one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world
  • The gallery is home to a large collection of art from the Italian Renaissance, as well as other periods
  • Some of the most famous paintings in the Uffizi Gallery include the Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, the Madonna and Child by Leonardo da Vinci, and the Annunciation by Michelangelo
  • The gallery also contains a number of sculptures, including works by Donatello, Michelangelo, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Location: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 08:15 a.m. to 06:30 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

Entry fees: 12€ per person
03

Palazzo Vecchio

  • Palazzo Vecchio ranks as one of the most popular places to visit in Florence in 6 days
  • The palace is the seat of the Mayor of Florence and has been since the 14th century
  • It was originally built for the Florentine Republic and has been expanded and renovated many times over the centuries
  • It is also one of the largest and most famous buildings in Florence
  • The Palazzo Vecchio is built of red brick in a Gothic style, and has a square plan with four corners
Location:  P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday); 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. (Thursday)

Entry fees: 10€ per person
04

The Boboli Gardens

  • During your 6 days in Florence, take some time out to visit the stunning Boboli Gardens, located behind the Pitti Palace
  • The Boboli Gardens are sometimes referred to as the "outdoor museum of the Medici family", due to the numerous sculptures and artworks that were placed there by them
  • The upper garden here is closest to the Pitti Palace and features a series of terraces with sweeping views of the city of Florence
  • The main garden is a large open space with several fountains, sculptures, and an amphitheater
  • The lower garden is located on the other side of the amphitheater and features a series of grottoes, cascades, and a large pond
Location: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 08:15 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

Entry fees: 6€ per person
05

Piazza della Signoria

  • If you are planning on spending 6 days in Florence Italy, do visit Piazza della Signoria, which is one of the most iconic squares in the city
  • It is located in the heart of the city and is home to some of the most famous buildings and sculptures in the world
  • The Palazzo Vecchio, the Fountain of Neptune, and the Statue of David are all located in the piazza
  • Piazza della Signoria was first constructed in the 13th century and has undergone several renovations over the centuries
Location: P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 09:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. (Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday); 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. (Thursday)

Entry fees: 4€ per person
06

Siena Cathedral

  • When in Florence, take a short trip to Siena, and visit the Siena Cathedral, known as a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture
  • The exterior of the cathedral is decorated with intricate sculptures and mosaics, and the interior is filled with works of art by some of the most famous Italian artists
  • The cathedral is also home to the famous Siena Cathedral Museum, which houses a collection of art and artifacts from the cathedral and the surrounding area
  • The Siena Cathedral was built between 1063 and 1093, and was originally designed in the Romanesque style
Location: Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Timings: 10:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. (Monday to Saturday); 10:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. (Sundays)

Entry fees: 5€ per person
07

Medici Chapel

  • During your 6 days in Florence, pay a visit to the Medici Chapel, which is a chapel located in the church of San Lorenzo
  • The chapel houses the tombs of Cosimo de' Medici, his grandson Lorenzo the Magnificent, and Lorenzo's son Giovanni
  • It is also one of the most notable examples of Renaissance architecture in Florence, with the exteriors faced with grey-veined white marble, and interiors decorated with marble, stucco, and frescoes
  • You can also find frescoes by artists including Donatello, Ghirlandaio, and Michelangelo here
Location: Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 08:15 a.m. to 06:50 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)

Entry fees: 16€ per person
08

Leonardo da Vinci Interactive Museum

  • When planning to spend 6 days in Florence Italy, plan to visit the Leonardo da Vinci Interactive Museum in the city
  • Some of the highlights of the museum include the chance to see a replica of the Mona Lisa, as well as Leonardo’s famous Vitruvian Man
  • Visitors can also try their hand at some of Leonardo’s inventions, including the flying machine and a tank
Location: Via dei Servi, 66/R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday); 09:30 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Entry fees: 8€ per person
09

Strozzi Palace

  • Strozzi Palace is another one of the most beautiful places to visit in Florence in 6 days
  • It is also one of the largest and most impressive palaces in Florence and dates back to the 15th century
  • The exterior of the palace is decorated with marble and sculptures
  • The interior is equally lavish, with frescoes, tapestries, and paintings by some of the most famous artists of the Renaissance
  • The Strozzi Palace is home to a number of museums and art galleries, including the Palazzo Strozzi Museum, the Museo degli Argenti, and the Gallery of Modern Art
Location: Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. 

Entry fees: 10€ per person
10

Basilica di San Marco

  • Head to the Basilica di San Marco, where you spend 6 days in Florence
  • It is a beautiful church located in the city and is known for its incredible architecture and detailed interior
  • Visitors can admire the beautiful facade, stunning interior, and incredible artworks that are housed inside the church
  • The interior of the church is quite impressive, with a beautiful barrel-vaulted ceiling and stunning stained-glass windows
  • Basilica di San Marco is also home to many important artworks, including works by Michelangelo and Donatello
Location: Piazza San Marco, 1, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 09:30 a.m. to 09:15 p.m. 

Entry fees: 10€ per person
11

Accademia Gallery

  • During your 6 days in Florence Italy, take some time out to explore Accademia Gallery, which is one of the most popular art museums in the city
  • It is home to many famous works of art, including a collection of Renaissance paintings, sculptures, and musical instruments
  • Visitors can also see a copy of the David statue in the gallery's courtyard
  • The Accademia Gallery also has a collection of Renaissance paintings, including works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael
Location: Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 08:15 a.m. to 06:50 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

Entry fees: 20€ per person
12

Basilica di San Lorenzo

  • Ranked amongst the top places to visit in Florence in 6 days is the Basilica di San Lorenzo, which is also one of the largest churches in the city
  • It is considered to be one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture in Italy
  • The church is part of a complex of buildings that includes a large monastery, a library, and a hospital
  • The exterior of the church is made of brick and stone, while the interior is decorated with marble, frescoes, and paintings
Location: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday)

Entry fees: 7€ per person
13

Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte

  • Pay a visit to Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, during your holiday of 6 days in Florence
  • Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte is a beautiful basilica located in the city and is part of a complex that includes a monastery, cemetery, and hostel
  • The basilica dates back to the 11th century and is a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture
  • The exterior of the church is adorned with intricate carvings and mosaics
  • The interior of the church is equally as beautiful, with a marble floor and detailed frescoes on the walls and ceiling
Location: Via delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 09:30 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.; 03:30 p.m. to 07:00 p.m.
14

Museo Galileo

  • Museo Galileo is definitely one of the best tourist attractions that you must visit during your 6 days in Florence Italy
  • The museum is dedicated to the life and work of the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei
  • It also houses a collection of scientific instruments, manuscripts, and artworks of the scientist
  • The museum's collection includes Galileo's telescopes, experimental equipment, and personal belongings
Location:  Piazza dei Giudici, 1, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 09:30 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday to Sunday); 09:30 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. (Tuesday) 

Entry fees: 11€ per person
15

Basilica Of Santa Croce

  • The Basilica of Santa Croce is another one of the most stunning and popular places to visit in Florence in 6 days 
  • It is the principal Franciscan church in the city, in addition to being a minor basilica and one of the largest churches in the city
  • The church is built in the Gothic style, and is home to paintings by Giotto, Brunelleschi, and Benedetto da Maiano
  • The basilica is also the burial place of many famous Italians, including Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini
Location:  Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. (Monday to Saturday); 12:30 p.m. to 05:45 p.m. (Sunday)

Entry fees: 8€ per person
16

Pitti Palace

  • Your 6 days in Florence will not be complete without a visit to the spectacular Pitti Palace, which is a vast, Renaissance palace in the city
  • The palace was built for the ruling Medici family in the 15th century and is now a museum, housing some of the most important art collections in the world
  • The palace is located in the Oltrarno district of Florence and is made up of several buildings, courtyards and the Boboli gardens
  • The Pitti Palace houses several important art collections, including the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments, the Museum of Fashion and Costumes, and the Silver Museum
  • It also contains a large library and archives
Location: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 01:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

Entry fees: 10€ per person
17

Museo Novecento

  • Remember to visit Museo Novecento when you are spending 6 days in Florence Italy 
  • Museo Novecento is a museum in the city, housing a collection of twentieth-century art
  • The museum has a collection that comprises more than four hundred artworks, divided into nine chronological and thematic sections
  • The museum's collection includes works by artists such as Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio de Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Gino Severini, etc. 
Location: P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 10, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. (Closed on Thursday)

Entry fees: 5€ per person
18

Basilica Of Santa Maria Novella

  • During your 6 days in Florence, head to the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in the city
  • It is one of the largest churches in Florence, and was originally built in the early 13th century
  • It is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture, with its tall arched windows and intricate stone carvings
  • Inside the church, there are many works of art to admire, including paintings by Masaccio and Ghirlandaio
  • It was also one of the original sites where the famous “Pietà” by Michelangelo was kept
Location: P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday); 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. (Sunday)
19

Bargello National Museum

  • Said to be the best place to visit on one of the 6 days in Florence, Bargello National Museum is also one of the most important museums in the city
  • It is home to a large collection of Renaissance art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Brunelleschi
  • The museum's collection includes paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and furniture from the Renaissance period
  • Some of the most famous works here include Michelangelo's Bacchus, Donatello's David, and Brunelleschi's Saint Mary Magdalene
Location: Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 08:15 a.m. to 01:50 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday to Friday); 08:15 a.m. to 06:50 p.m. (Saturday); Closed on Sunday 

Entry fees: 6€ onwards per person
20

Cappella Brancacci

  • Cappella Brancacci is a chapel located in the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, and is one of the top attractions in Florence
  • It is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Early Renaissance art, and was commissioned by Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in 1424
  • It contains a cycle of frescoes by the early Renaissance artist Masaccio, as well as a cycle of frescoes by the later artist Masolino
  • The frescoes in the chapel depict scenes from the life of Saint Peter, the patron saint of the Brancacci family
Location: Piazza del Carmine, 14, 50124 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. (Monday, Friday, Saturday); 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. (Sunday); Closed from Tuesday to Thursday 

Entry fees: 8€ per person

People Also Ask About Florence

  1. What are the best places to visit in Florence?

    1. Cinque Terre: One of the best places to visit in Florence in 6 days is Cinque Terre, a small town situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Cinque Terre is known for its brightly colored houses, which are built into the cliffs. The town is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea.

    2. Boboli Gardens: Another popular place that you can visit during your 6 days in Florence Italy is Jardin de Boboli. Commonly known as the Boboli Gardens, this is a historic park in the city, which was once the private gardens of the Medici family. The gardens are home to a number of sculptures and fountains, as well as the Pitti Palace, which was the Medici family's primary residence.

    3. Bargello Palace National Museum: When planning your 6 days in Florence, head over to the Bargello Palace National Museum, which is one of the most important museums in Italy. It is home to a large collection of Renaissance art, including sculptures by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Lorenzo Ghiberti. The museum also has a collection of Medieval and Renaissance furniture, armour, and tapestries.
  2. How long do we need to spend in Pitti Palace?

    When visiting Pitti Palace during your 6 days in Florence, you will ideally need around 2 to 3 hours here. This time is best to enjoy a quick tour of the main highlights of the palace, such as the Palatine Gallery, the apartments as well as the main part of the Boboli Gardens. 
  3. How to reach Florence?

    The best way to reach Florence is by air. The city of Florence is well connected to the rest of Italy as well as other countries in Europe by air. The Florence Airport, located on the outskirts of the city is the closest airport here, and connects Florence to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris, etc. 
  4. What is the best time to visit Florence?

    The best time to visit Florence is between the months of February to April. This is when the weather here is pleasant, and skies clear, with most of the attractions open for visit. These months also mark the onset of the spring season in the city, when the trees are in full bloom and the city is vibrant and full of vigour. 
  5. What are the opening timings of the Bargello National Museum?

    The Bargello National Museum remains open between 08:15 a.m. to 01:50 p.m. on Monday, and then from Wednesday to Friday, and between 08:15 a.m. to 06:50 p.m. on Saturday. It remains closed on Tuesday and Sunday. 
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