2 Days in Florence Itinerary

Florence is the most famous city in Tuscany, the Cradle of the Renaissance. There is a rich history and culture that will mesmerise you from one end to another.

Be ready to admire magnificent historical buildings, churches and monuments, among others.

Visiting Florence in two days is possible.Although the attractions of the city are many, you can select the best ones and fully experience the city.

In this 2-days itinerary we also want to recommend visiting the Florence Oltrarno area. Oltrarno means “the other side of the Arno.” Oltrarno is a chic neighbourhood situated in Florence centre.

It’s opposite the ‘centro storico’ and it can be reached by crossing one of the four historical bridges: Ponte alla Carraia, Ponte Santa Trinità, Ponte Vecchio or Ponte alle Grazie.

The Oltrarno is one of Florence’s trendiest and most authentic neighbourhoods. A perfect place to explore, packed with some of the best restaurants, bars. Here you can find craft shops, antique shops and famous restorers.

2 Days In Florence

Itinerary Overview

Let’s plan your itinerary for just two days in Florence! While we cannot touch on all the outstanding places in the location, we will visit all the major attractions and vary our experiences. If you miss something, make a note to visit Florence later for more experience.

Our tour starts from the city centre and finishes in the Oltrarno area crossing the old bridge. Here you can enjoy relaxing at Boboli Gardens. Uffizi Gallery is the first stop, ready to enjoy the magnificent priceless works of this most famous museum in the city. 

Girl in Signoria Square Florence
On the first day, you will start to visit the following

Day 1 of 2 Days in Florence

  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Signoria Square
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Pitti Palace
  • Boboli Gardens
These are the areas to visit on the second day

Day 2 of 2 Days in Florence

  • Accademia Gallery
  • Medici Chapels
  • Basilica of San Lorenzo
  • Florence Cathedral
  • Basilica of Santa Croce
  • Piazzale Michelangelo

During your 2 days in Florence we suggest to stay at the Boutique hotel Ad Astra which is located right in the Oltrarno district of Florence, the most authentic district of the city. You will get quality accommodation services while enjoying amazing neighbourhoods.

Woman walks on the Old bridge in Florence, Italy
Florence in 2 Days Itinerary

Day 1

  • Uffizi Gallery

If you love works of art, be ready to be mesmerised by the Uffizi Gallery, home to the largest collection of renaissance art from heavyweights such as Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli.

  • Signoria Square

Piazza della Signoria is the most famous square in Florence and a real open air sculpture museum. Visiting this square is really a must for a real Florence tour. Many beautiful sculptures are on display in front of the Palazzo Vecchio or adjacent to it in the ‘Loggia dei Lanzi’.

  • Ponte Vecchio

Also called the ‘Old Bridge’, Ponte Vecchio connects the Uffizi Gallery to the other side of the river. They built it in the 12th century and feature the amazing feel and looks of the city.

  • Pitti Palace

When you cross Ponte Vecchio, admire the amazing goldsmith shops as you enter the Oltrarno area where the Pitti Palace stands. Filippo Brunelleschi designed the palace in 1457. It has a huge Palatine gallery with 19th and 20th-century paintings and the Grand Dukes silver museum.

  • Relax at Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens is the largest open-air museum in Oltrarno built in the 15th century. It has century-old oak trees, fountains, sculptures and a shelter. Beautiful flowers and foliage make the location amazing.

Florence in 2 Days Itinerary

Day 2

  • Accademia Gallery

Start your visit to Florence at the Accademia Gallery Museum at 8 am. The museum is home to the famous ‘David’ statue that was created by Michelangelo to depict the story of David.

  • Medici Chapels

Visit Medici Chapels to see more amazing statues. It is a ten-minute walk from the Accademia Gallery. The museum is also a part of the Basilica of San Lorenzo and a shrine for the Medici family. It has a chapel, more historic artefacts and a crypt.

  • Basilica of San Lorenzo

The Basilica of San Lorenzo is around the corner. It was the parish church of the Medici family. The church has a rusticated sandstone exterior and lots of renaissance art in the interior. It is fascinating and home of sacristies.

  • Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral is the world’s largest church and the most prominent landmark in the city. Its facades are faced with green, pink and white marble. You can have a guided tour of the cathedral or just wander there. If you get more time, you can visit the Duomo Museum, Brunelleschi’s Dome and Baptistery before the end of the day.

  • Basilica of Santa Croce

We are almost at the end of the second day tour in Florence. Basilica of Santa Croce is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 meters south-east of the Duomo.You will marvel at paintings, sculptures, and several magnificent frescos and monuments where Galileo and Michelangelo were buried.

  • View Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo

End your second day by visiting Piazzale Michelangelo square, which overlooks the city of Florence from the first hill in Oltrarno District. You get to enjoy amazing views of the city at sunset and recap your journey for the two days.

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