12 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Italian Riviera & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

12 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Italian Riviera & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Antibes, France
— 2 nights
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Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Nice, France

Nice

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Plage de la Mariniere and Eze Sur Mer Strand for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike and Baou de Saint Jeannet. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Parc du Mont Boron, get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online day trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Nice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Nice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Antibes.

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Hiking Trail
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
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Antibes, France

Antibes ©

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Easy Dive, then soak in style at C-SPA, and then take a stroll through La Croisette. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at San Peyre, hike along La Pointe de l'Aiguille, then visit Le Suquet, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Antibes trip website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Antibes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Antibes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portofino.

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La Croisette
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Le Suquet
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Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Martino, then admire the landmark architecture of Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, and then identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino. On the next day, go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portofino day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antibes to Portofino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Portofino sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

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Castello Brown
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Faro di Portofino
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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo, kick back and relax at Beach Bar Alga, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, take a tour by water with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

You can take a train from Portofino to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Portofino in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cinque Terre, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monaco-Ville.

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe and Place du Palais. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, try your luck at Casino Cafe de Paris, and see the interesting displays at Stamps and Money Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Monaco-Ville day trip site.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Monaco-Ville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Monaco-Ville can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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