10 days in Italy, France & Igoumenitsa Itinerary

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Syvota, Greece
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Ancona, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Lyon, France
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Nice, France
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Florence, Italy
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Ancona, Italy
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Syvota, Greece
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Syvota, Greece — 1 day

Syvota is a village and a former municipality in Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. On the 27th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mega Ammos Beach and then stroll through Mikri Ammos Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Syvota trip maker app.

Volos to Syvota is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In May in Syvota, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Ancona.
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Ancona, Italy

Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Riviera del Conero, then make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito di Ancona, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento ai Caduti.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ancona sightseeing tool.

Drive from Syvota to Ancona in 17 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Syvota, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ancona, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Take a train from Ancona to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Fresque La Bibliotheque de la Cite, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Place des Celestins, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Lyon road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Lyon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in May, expect Lyon to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then visit Old Town, and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ancona.
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Ancona, Italy — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito, then appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Caduti, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Ciriaco.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ancona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Ancona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Syvota.
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Syvota, Greece

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Traveling by car from Ancona to Syvota takes 17 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ancona to Syvota. While traveling from Ancona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Syvota, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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Igoumenitsa travel guide

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Igoumenitsa, is a coastal city in northwestern Greece. It is the capital of the regional unit of Thesprotia.Igoumenitsa is the chief port of Thesprotia and Epirus, and one of the largest passenger ports of Greece, connecting northwestern Mainland Greece with the Ionian Islands and Italy. The city is built on easternmost end of the Gulf of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea and primary aspects of the economy are maritime, transport, services, agriculture and tourism. The 670km long Egnatia Highway, which serves northern Greece, terminates at Igoumenitsa, making it a popular starting point for tourists coming from Europe and ending point for trucks from Turkey.Igoumenitsa features many shops, schools, offices and cargo storages, a Technological Educational Institute, a library, an archeological museum, several sport stadiums and tennis courses, a courthouse and a medical clinic. The Thesprotia Police Headquarters and the Municipal Sailing Club are located here. The city itself is built on the slopes of a forested mountain and expands perimetrically around the gulf.The 2011 census recorded 25,814 inhabitants for the wider Municipality, of which 9,820 in the municipal unit of Igoumenitsa proper. Igoumenitsa is known for being surrounded by several forests and for its blue waters. The nearby Drepanos Beach is one of the longest sand beaches in the region, with a length of over 7 kilometers.NamesIgoumenitsa is known by various names in different time periods. Igoumenitsa's original ancient name used to be Titani (Τιτάνη), Gitani, Gitana, and Goumani. During the medieval and ottoman times, it was known as Grava (Γράβα) which means "cave". In 1938, after it became the capital city of the prefecture of Thesprotia, its name was changed to the current Igoumenitsa. The name is a derivation from the Greek word Igoumeni which means "commander; abbot". The name has been adopted as Gomenizza in Italian and as Gumenicë in Albanian.

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Italy travel guide

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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.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.
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