30 days in Monte-Carlo & Italian Riviera Itinerary

30 days in Monte-Carlo & Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
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Alassio, Italy
— 10 nights
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Rapallo, Italy
— 6 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 8 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 3 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Visiting Larvotto Beach and Jardin Exotique de Monaco will get you outdoors. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and Musee Naval de Monaco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monte-Carlo: Seborga (Museo strumenti musicali Seborga & San Martino Church). There's much more to do: make a trip to Casino Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, get curious at Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardin des animalier.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo online travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Monte-Carlo. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alassio.
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Alassio, Italy — 10 nights

Alassio is a town and comune in the province of Savona situated in the western coast of Liguria, Northern Italy, approximately 80km from the French border.Alassio is known for its natural and scenic views. Explore hidden gems such as Baia dei Saraceni and Bagni Gallo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Varigotti Beach and Baba Beach Alassio. Change things up with these side-trips from Alassio: Lido delle Sirene (in Bergeggi), Finale Ligure (Bagni Garibaldi, Bagni Lido, &more) and Spotorno (Pluto Beach & Spiaggia Torino Palace). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Walburga, stroll through Il Cavallino Bianco Beach, head outdoors with Bagni Giovanna, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alassio trip planner.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Alassio in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Alassio are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rapallo.
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Rapallo, Italy — 6 nights

Cultural Heart of the Italian Riviera

As the Italian Riviera's largest town, Rapallo is noted for its castle perched above the sea and the colorful buildings that lead down the hill to the south-facing bay.
You'll get in some beach time at San Michele di Pagana and Bagni Pinuccia. Family-friendly places like Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa and Basilica di Santo Stefano will thrill your kids. Explore Rapallo's surroundings by going to Chiesa Parrocchiale Santa Giulia (in Santa Giulia), Lungomare di Lavagna (in Lavagna) and Arenzano (Bagni Miramare & Bagni Parequa). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Clan Beach, stroll through Pura Vida Spiaggia Liberattrezzata, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, and cool off at Bagni Segesta.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rapallo online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Alassio to Rapallo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 8 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. Get in touch with nature at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Bagni Letizia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Gabbiano Beach (in Porto Venere), Levanto (Levanto Beach, Levanto to Monterosso Trail, &more) and Lerici (Stabilimento Balneare Venere Azzurra, Lido di Lerici Stabilimento Balneare, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, head outdoors with Beach Bar Stella Marina, stroll through Parco Vacanze Camping Smeraldo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Rapallo to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rapallo in July, plan for little chillier nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italian Riviera travel guide

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Sandwiched between the Ligurian Sea and the Alps and Apennines, the Italian Riviera is a narrow coastal strip with a string of places to visit, from upscale seaside resorts to fishing villages. It's enormously popular with both Italian and foreign tourists. You can easily escape the crowds by venturing farther away from the sea and sightseeing in the hillside villages of the inland area. The western section of the Riviera is touted for its roses, almonds, and citrus groves, while the eastern part features a much more rugged terrain and several nature and marine preserves. The Riviera's mild climate and its charming fishing ports have made it not only a popular holiday destination for tourists, but also an inspiration for artists like Byron and Shelley, both of whom traveled extensively here.
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