12 days in Italy & Monaco Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Monaco Itinerary

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Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  18 h
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Portland, United States


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2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo vacation maker.

Portland, USA to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Portland to Monte-Carlo. Traveling from Portland in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monte-Carlo, with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Japanese Gardens ©
Japanese Gardens
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

1
night
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Superga, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turin trip builder app.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monte-Carlo in March; daily highs in Turin reach 50°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by train from Turin to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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