14 days in France, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

14 days in France, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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La Condamine, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and Basilica di San Giacomo (in Bellagio). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milan tour itinerary builder website.

Leeds, UK to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Leeds to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Leeds in May; daily highs in Milan reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Turin, Italy

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Condamine.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites

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La Condamine, Monaco

La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and finally take in the waterfront at Port de Fontvieille. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then admire the striking features of Place du Palais, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the La Condamine travel route planning tool.

Getting from Turin to La Condamine by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in La Condamine. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites · Casinos · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Nice, France

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.
On the 11th (Tue), wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice road trip planning website.

Nice is very close to La Condamine. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Cannes, France

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville, pause for some photo ops at Monuments aux Morts, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Les Murs Peints and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Nice to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, get outside with Cap Taillat, then take in the architecture and design of Kelys, and finally kick back and relax at La Ponche Beach.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cannes to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Classes

Side Trips

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Marseille, France

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Trolib (in Cassis). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.