15 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Florence Itinerary

15 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Florence Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Eze, France
— 4 nights
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights


Nice, France — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Nice is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, with highs in Nice at 64°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eze.
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Eze, France — 4 nights

Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
The Driver Co has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Eze side-trips: Menton (Cimetiere du Trabuquet & Port de Garavan). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Palais Carnoles, stroll through Eze Sur Mer Strand, and trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike.

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Eze is very close to Nice. April in Eze sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli) and Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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You can drive from Eze to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.