15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Menton, France
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso. Step off the beaten path and head to Lillaz Waterfalls and Museo Pietro Micca e dell'assedio di Torino del 1706. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Lago d'Arpy (in Morgex) and Giardino Botanico Alpino Paradisia (in Cogne). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Colline di Torino, explore the world behind art at MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza C.L.N, and make a trip to Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turin trip itinerary tool.

New York City, USA to Turin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Turin at 73°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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Milan, Italy

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Giulio Island and Lake Orta. Step out of Milan with an excursion to Sacro Monte di Orta in Orta San Giulio--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, make a trip to Piazza Gae Aulenti, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

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Take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in July, you will find days in Milan are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Nice, France

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike. Family-friendly places like Promenade du Paillon and Vieille Ville will thrill your kids. Step out of Nice to go to Tourrettes-sur-Loup and see Tourrettes-sur-Loup, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, get the adrenaline pumping with Liven Up, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parc du Mont Boron.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online route planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Nice

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Menton, France

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh - Menton and Cemetery of the Old Chateau. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica St. Michel and Tete de Chien. Step out of Menton to go to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and see Villa Kerylos, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmes Beach, don't miss a visit to Visite Confiturerie Herbin, and look for gifts at Prestige de Menton - Eau de Menton.

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Drive from Nice to Menton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.

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.