14 days in Bologna, Cinque Terre & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

14 days in Bologna, Cinque Terre & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

3
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Ducati and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Florence (Basilica San Miniato al Monte, The Baptistery of St. John, &more) and Venice (Campo del Ghetto, Cannaregio, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico, and admire the landmark architecture of Archiginnasio di Bologna.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planner.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Bologna is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Bologna. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in April, with highs in Bologna at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Florence, Venice, Museo Ducati
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Duomo di Pisa and Galata Museo del Mare. Step off the beaten path and head to Boccadasse and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto), Genoa (Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, Dialogo nel Buio, &more) and Pisa (Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, Baptistery of St. John, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take a stroll around Vernazza, and trek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Genoa, Pisa, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura
Highlights from your plan
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Chartreuse de la Verne, thenkick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet, see the interesting displays at Musee des Troupes de Marine, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Michel.

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Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Saint-Tropez takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage de Gigaro, Chartreuse de la Verne, Eglise St Michel, Plage de Cavaliere, Musee des Troupes de Marine
Highlights from your plan
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

4
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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Monastère de Cimiez. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Tourrettes-sur-Loup to see Tourrettes-sur-Loup about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Photographie Charles Negre, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in May, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

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