10 days in Nice & Italy Itinerary

10 days in Nice & Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Nice & Italy Itinerary

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
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint-Paul de Vence and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). There's more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday maker website .

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Nice is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice travel app .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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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, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up 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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