20 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

20 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in February, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Cannes, France

— 2 nights

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 20th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Paris to Cannes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, you will find days in Cannes are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 2 nights

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 22nd (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, and finally make a trip to Place Massena. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and then explore and take pictures at Tete de Chien.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Monte-Carlo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In February in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks · Casinos

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre day trip planning website.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Nature
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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Sun), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then see where the action happens at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Milan journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in February, things will get slightly colder in Milan: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
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.

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.