17 days in France & Milan Itinerary

17 days in France & Milan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy

— 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan road trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Milan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Milan. In March, Milan is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Nice, France

— 4 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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Milan in March, with lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Montpellier.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Montpellier, France

— 3 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montpellier: Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Promenade a Cheval La Marisma) and Arenes de Nimes (in Nimes). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, shop like a local with Place de la Comedie, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier trip builder.

Drive from Nice to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Montpellier sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 4 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Take a break from Lyon with a short trip to Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lyon road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Montpellier to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montpellier in March: highs in Lyon hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles (in Saronno). Explore Milan further: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, catch a live event at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.