3 Day Florence Itinerary for First-Timers Story

By Erin


3 Day Florence Itinerary for First-Timers Story

Welcome to the charming city of Florence; the capital city of Tuscany home to some beautiful pieces of renaissance art... Read more

Day 1

Wander Around the Piazza del Duomo

Spend your very first day in Florence in the city center at the Piazza del Duomo. The Cathedral, otherwise known... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

The Cathedral (Duomo)

The first stop on day one in Florence is to go inside the Duomo! The Duomo is stunning on the... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

Climb the Bell Tower

You can actually climb the Duomo that you just visited, which is a very popular thing to do in Florence!... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

The Accademia Gallery

On your way to the Accademia, stop for some gelato (you've earned it after all of those steps). Festival del... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 4

Dinner at Trattoria ZaZa

Treat yourself after a successful day in Florence with dinner at Trattoria ZaZa. ZaZa's is a popular restaurant in the... Read more

Day 2

The Uffizi Gallery, Markets and a Rooftop Bar

Starting off the day with Florence's most-loved museum, day two is another packed day of sightseeing and experiencing Florentine culture!... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

Uffizi Gallery

I had to put the Uffizi Gallery onto this itinerary as it is the most famous museum in Florence. It... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 2

Lunch at Mercato Centrale

I know this might just sound like another lunch spot, but I promise you can easily spend two hours here... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 3

Shop at the San Lorenzo (Leather) Market

The San Lorenzo Market is also known as the Leather Market due to the abundance of (fake) leather items being... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 4

Watch the Sunset at View on Art

View on Art is my favorite rooftop bar in Florence because of its incredible view of the city and the... Read more

Day 3

Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens and Piazza Michelangelo

This 3 Day Florence Itinerary saves the best views for the last day! You will start your day off walking... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 1

Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio is the famous bridge crossing the Arno River that you most likely saw in pictures of Florence.... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 2

Boboli Gardens

Once you cross the Ponte Vecchio into the Oltrarno (the other side of the river), visit the Boboli Gardens. This... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 3

Piazzale Michelangelo

Hike up the steps to Piazzale Michelangelo for the perfect ending to your 3 days in Florence. I promise you... Read more


In Summary

72 hours is definitely not enough time to see everything that Florence has to offer. There is so much culture... Read more