20 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

20 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

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20 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

Hyderabad, India
Fly:  21​h
Paris, France
— 4 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
Nice, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
Hyderabad, India

4
days
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 sightseeing, museums, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Rodin Museum, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planner.

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Paris. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in February, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
days
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame d'Esperance, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes, and then shop like a local with La Croisette.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Cannes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

2
days
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, then step into the grandiose world of Palais Lascaris, and finally make a trip to Place Massena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of St Paul de Vence, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and finally cruise along Tete de Chien.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel itinerary planner.

Nice is just a short distance from Cannes. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tete de Chien, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

1
day
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
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): get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, then examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo itinerary planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

#Casinos, #Museums, #Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino Square ©
Casino Square

1
day
Cinque Terre, Italy

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

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre custom trip planner.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

#Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

2
days
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then explore and take pictures at San Siro, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Milan itinerary maker.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in February, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
days
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
On the 28th (Tue), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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