12 days in Italian Riviera, South of France & South of Spain Itinerary

12 days in Italian Riviera, South of France & South of Spain Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly + Train:  16 h
1
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 45 min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, thenlearn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Cinque Terre is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from New York City to Cinque Terre, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Cinque Terre at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

La Spezia
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia ©
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia
Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia ©
Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Promenade du Soleil and Palmes Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Eglise de Biot (in Biot), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice attractions planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Nice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Nice, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Menton, Eglise de Biot, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga. Malaga Cathedral and CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute) and Castillo de Colomares (in Benalmadena). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Cristo de la Salud Church, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Malaga.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Malaga using our trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Malaga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in March: highs in Malaga hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, Castillo de Colomares
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Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga
Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga ©
Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Arte Taurino.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba attractions planner.

Getting from Malaga to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums
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2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
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Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in April: highs in Seville hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Casa Palacio de Las Duenas ©
Casa Palacio de Las Duenas
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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