17 days in France, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

17 days in France, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

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17 days in France, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Ferry + Fly:  13​h
1
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
2
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Train:  15​min
3
La Condamine, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
5
Como, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Le Suquet and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cannes sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cannes is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Cannes. In July, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Massif de l'Esterel
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & La Cure Gourmande Saint Paul de Vence). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, walk around Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice itinerary builder tool .

Nice is just a short distance from Cannes. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Cannes in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to La Condamine.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Marineland, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Marineland ©
Marineland

2
nights
La Condamine, Monaco

La Condamine ©
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace, explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then make a trip to Casino Square, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Condamine trip planner.

La Condamine is just a short distance from Nice. In July in La Condamine, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in La Condamine

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Prince's Palace
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then browse the exhibits of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano and then find something for the whole family at Leolandia.

Plan my day in Milan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from La Condamine to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from La Condamine in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Milan, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

4
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Varenna (Villa Monastero & Chiesa di San Giorgio), Le Ceramiche di Vezio (in Perledo) and Bellagio (Azalea - Silk of Como & i Giardini di Villa Melzi). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riva Bianca Beach, explore the activities along Lago di Como, and explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Como itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Como in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Perledo, Varenna, Tremezzina, Bellagio, Isola Bella
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Lake Como Adventures ©
Lake Como Adventures
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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