14 days in Italy & France Itinerary

14 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Colico, Italy
— 1 night
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Sempione Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Chiaravalle.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Milan road trip planning site.

Phoenix, USA to Milan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in April, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Milan: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colico.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Colico, Italy

— 1 night
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Forte Montecchio Nord, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colico trip maker app.

You can drive from Milan to Colico in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Colico can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Colico

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Turin, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Magic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parco del Valentino and Armeria Reale. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, and get engrossed in the history at Borgo Medievale.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turin itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Colico to Turin takes 3 hours. Traveling from Colico in April, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Menton, France

— 2 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh - Menton, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and then don't miss a visit to Visite Confiturerie Herbin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier, then contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Bioves.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Menton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turin to Menton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 13th (Wed): make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc du Mont Boron, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and then steep yourself in history at Monastère de Cimiez.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Menton to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Nice, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Saint-Tropez, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, then visit Port Grimaud, and then examine the collection at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Chartreuse de la Verne.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.