20 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

20 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ortisei, Italy
— 4 nights
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Change things up with a short trip to Azur Wine Tours in Vence (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice trip builder app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Portofino.
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Portofino, Italy — 1 night

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 24th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, and finally identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino.

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Getting from Nice to Portofino by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Portofino sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 4 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Portovenere and Borgo Storico di Manarola. Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: La Spezia (Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere & Monesteroli). There's much more to do: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, take a stroll around Vernazza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giovanni Battista.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in September, Cinque Terre is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parco del Valentino and Palazzo Reale Di Torino. The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza Castello, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, and admire the striking features of Renzo Piano - Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin trip tool.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Turin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Ortisei.
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Ortisei, Italy — 4 nights

Urtijëi is a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cinque Torri and Rifugio Lagazuoi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ortisei: Cortina d'Ampezzo (Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri, Museo Della Grande Guerra 1914-1918, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Seceda, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo, explore the world behind art at Art52 Esposizione, and stroll through Sentiero del Trenino della Val Gardena.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ortisei trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Turin to Ortisei takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in September, you will find days in Ortisei are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Como.
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa del Balbianello and Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Explore Como's surroundings by going to Santuario Santa Maria di Piazza (in Busto Arsizio), Museo Agusta (in Samarate) and Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo & Azalea - Silk of Como). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, take in the pleasant sights at Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Fedele.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Como trip planning app.

You can drive from Ortisei to Como in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Como can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Milan journey builder tool.

Drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Milan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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