16 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Sorrento, Bus to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly

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Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Relax by the water at Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amalfi Coast Drive and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Arsenale della Repubblica, &more) and Liquorificio Mansi Carlo (in Minori). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, get the lay of the land with Walk Positano by Gabriella, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Positano sightseeing planner.

Charlotte, USA to Positano is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Charlotte in May, plan for little chillier days in Positano, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take a stroll through Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Italian Riviera

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 1st (Tue): learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, then get a new perspective on things with Matilde Navigazione, then do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, Cinque Terre is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

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Nice, France

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Azur Wine Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Gigaro and Castel Plage. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Heraclee Beach (in La Croix-Valmer), Cannes (La Croisette, Le Suquet, &more) and Spa@Mimozas (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and stop by Place Rossetti.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in June: highs in Nice hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 66°F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.