15 days in South of France, Northwest Italy & South of Spain Itinerary

15 days in South of France, Northwest Italy & South of Spain Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nice, France

— 3 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.
Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Nice is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in August, with highs in Nice at 81°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint-Raphael, France

— 1 night
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), then see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, and then hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael road trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Raphael to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in August: highs in Venice hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip tool.

Fly from Rome to Seville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Nerja, Spain

— 3 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nerja trip maker.

You can drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nerja can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature