22 days in Italy & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

22 days in Italy & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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22 days in Italy & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Sanremo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Portofino, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Modena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Bormio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Bergamo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Montreal, Canada

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Nicholas Cathedral as well as Vieille Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nice route builder app .

Montreal, Canada to Nice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

2
nights
Sanremo, Italy

Sanremo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) as well as Bagni Serenval. On the 3rd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Mike Bongiorno Statue, then explore the ancient world of Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Cervo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Serenval.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sanremo route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Sanremo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portofino.

Things to do in Sanremo

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Centro Storico di Cervo, Bagni Serenval
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Bagni Serenval ©
Bagni Serenval
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)

3
nights
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Venture out of the city with trips to Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Santuario di Montallegro (in Rapallo). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Margherita Ligure, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, and enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Portofino trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Sanremo to Portofino by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Modena.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Baia del Silenzio, Santuario di Montallegro, Santa Margherita Ligure
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Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure

1
night
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Modena road trip planning site .

You can drive from Portofino to Modena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Portofino in September since evenings lows in Modena dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites
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MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari ©
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, and then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Verona road trip site .

Traveling by car from Modena to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Verona

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta

2
nights
Bormio, Italy

Bormio ©
Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. Stelvio Pass has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Torre della Bajona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Stelvio Pass and then hit the slopes at Santa Caterina.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bormio trip builder website .

You can drive from Verona to Bormio in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Verona in September, things will get slightly colder in Bormio: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bergamo.

Things to do in Bormio

Outdoors Scenic Drive Winter Sports
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Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Torre della Bajona ©
Torre della Bajona

2
nights
Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the striking features of Palazzo Della Ragione and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Vecchia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bergamo itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bormio to Bergamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Bormio in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Bergamo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Turin.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites
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La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza Vecchia ©
Piazza Vecchia

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and then admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turin trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bergamo to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bergamo in September: highs in Turin hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Parks
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Parco del Valentino ©
Parco del Valentino

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Turin to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in September: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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