25 days in Bordeaux, Antibes & Northwest Italy Itinerary

25 days in Bordeaux, Antibes & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco, United States
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Bordeaux, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Antibes, France
— 13 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: San Francisco, United States

6
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne), La Rochelle (Vieux Port, Aquarium La Rochelle, &more) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux travel route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antibes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

La Rochelle, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Zoo de La Palmyre, Rocher de la Vierge, La Grande Dune du Pilat
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Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat

13
nights
Antibes, France

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Explore Antibes' surroundings by going to Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & Fondation Maeght) and Musee Fragonard (in Grasse). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, steep yourself in history at Villa Eilenroc, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antibes online road trip planner.

Fly from Bordeaux to Antibes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bordeaux in May since evenings lows in Antibes dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Saint-Tropez, St-Paul-de-Vence, Castellane, Lac De Sainte Croix
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso
Marineland ©
Marineland

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Step out of Milan with an excursion to Museo Egizio in Turin--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Antibes to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Museo Egizio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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