13 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de Caucade, and contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice visit site .

Los Angeles, USA to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Nice is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

1
night
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Genoa day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nice to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sat), hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre sightseeing tool .

You can take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in June, Cinque Terre is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence planner .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, view the masterpieces at Giudecca 795 Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria S.Eufemia.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice journey maker website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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