5 days in Italy & France Itinerary

5 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Milan is 4 hours. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Milan, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the waterfront at Old Port.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Genoa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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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.
To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 1 day

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Rue Meynadier and then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cannes trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cannes, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

On the 24th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Cannes to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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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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