11 days in France & Italy Itinerary

11 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Nice, France
— Few hours
2
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
— 3 nights
3
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Varenna, Italy
— 1 night
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Brooklyn, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brooklyn to Nice is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites
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Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France

Chateauneuf-du-Pape ©
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 11th (Wed), appreciate the history behind La Maison Carree and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Fortia. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Cave Ourouse, do a tasting at Domain du Banneret, learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then learn about winemaking at The Best Vintage, and finally stop by Santa Duc Wine Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chateauneuf-du-Pape trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nice to Chateauneuf-du-Pape takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Chateauneuf-du-Pape dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Orange, La Maison Carree, Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine ©
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree

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nights
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.
Visit Duomo di Milano and Arena di Verona for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Piazza delle Erbe and Casa di Giulietta. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Egizio (in Turin) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Torre dei Lamberti, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Milan by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Museo Egizio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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night
Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Varenna vacation tool.

You can drive from Milan to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Varenna are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bellagio
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I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero
S. Giovanni Battista ©
S. Giovanni Battista

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night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Milan vacation planner.

You can drive from Varenna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©

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