10 days in Nice & Italy Itinerary

10 days in Nice & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Saint-Paul de Vence and Le Suquet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes in Antibes, approximately Antibes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. April in Nice sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Le Suquet
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

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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 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

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Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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