7 days in France & Italy Itinerary

7 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Antibes, France
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Nice, France
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Ventimiglia, Italy
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Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy
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Antibes, France

— 1 night

Diamond of the French Riviera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, then take in the awesome beauty at San Peyre, and then contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mont Vinaigre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Baume Obscure, and then view the masterpieces at Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Antibes day trip planning website.

Nice to Antibes is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, and finally see the interesting displays at Galerie Eva Vautier. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then cruise along Tete de Chien, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice holiday builder.

You can drive from Antibes to Nice in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Ventimiglia.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Ventimiglia, Italy

— 1 night
Ventimiglia is a city, comune (municipality) and bishopric in Liguria, northern Italy, in the province of Imperia. On the 3rd (Sun), examine the collection at Museo Bicknell, admire the masterpieces at Villa Regina Margherita, and then contemplate the long history of Balzi Rossi Caves - Grimaldi.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Ventimiglia takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sant'Ambrogio di Torino.

Things to do in Ventimiglia

Museums · Historic Sites

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Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy

— 2 nights
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 25 km west of Turin.Sant'Ambrogio di Torino borders the following municipalities: Caprie, Villar Dora, Chiusa di San Michele, Avigliana and Valgioie.In the vicinity there is the monastery of Sacra di San Michele. On the 4th (Mon), do a tasting at Merenda con corvi, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoom Torino, and then examine the collection at Museo Tipografico Rondani. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Art for You Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Casa Del Conte Verde, then explore the world behind art at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally get great views at Forte Di Exilles.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sant'Ambrogio di Torino trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ventimiglia to Sant'Ambrogio di Torino by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ventimiglia in January, with highs in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wineries

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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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.