10 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

10 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

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10 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Dorio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Modena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Chiavari, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
Nice, France
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
7
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Madrid, Spain

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally wander the streets of Brera District.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planning tool .

Madrid, Spain to Milan is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dorio.

Things to do in Milan

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Brera District ©
Brera District
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©

1
night
Dorio, Italy

Dorio
Dorio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located on the upper eastern shore of Lake of Como, about 70km north of Milan and about 30km north of Lecco.Dorio borders the following municipalities: Colico, Dervio, Introzzo, Pianello del Lario, Sueglio, Tremenico, Vestreno. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Sant'Antonio Abate, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Tranquilla.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dorio online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Milan to Dorio in 2 hours. Traveling from Milan in June, expect nights in Dorio to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Modena.

Things to do in Dorio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Chiesa Sant'Antonio Abate

1
night
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Panini Motor Museum, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, learn about winemaking at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, then see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Estense.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Modena online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Dorio to Modena takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dorio in June: highs in Modena hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chiavari.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Panini Motor Museum ©
Panini Motor Museum

2
nights
Chiavari, Italy

Chiavari ©
Chiavari is a small town in the province of Genoa, Italy. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get outside with Lungomare di Chiavari, then kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di N. S. dell'Orto, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora delle Grazie.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiavari itinerary app .

You can drive from Modena to Chiavari in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Modena in June, expect nights in Chiavari to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Chiavari

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Basilica di Santo Stefano, Miniera di Gambatesa
Highlights from your plan
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Miniera di Gambatesa ©
Miniera di Gambatesa
Basilica di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di Santo Stefano

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco and then take advantage of the amenities at Larvotto Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chiavari to Monte-Carlo by car takes about 3 hours. June in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Plage de la Mariniere, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally get outside with Promenade du Paillon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice day trip website .

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Plage de la Mariniere
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade du Paillon ©
Promenade du Paillon
Plage de la Mariniere ©
Plage de la Mariniere

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
On the 16th (Tue), head off the coast to Lérins Islands and then head off the coast to Ile Sainte-Marguerite. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Le Monastere Fortifie, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, and finally take a stroll through Le Suquet.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cannes journey planner.

Traveling by train from Nice to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cannes when traveling from Nice in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Kayaking & Canoeing

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