17 days in Italy, Nancy & Lyon Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Nancy & Lyon Itinerary

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Nancy, France
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Bard, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asti, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Terni, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Porto S.Stefano, Ferry to Isola Del Giglio
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Isola Del Giglio, Italy
— 1 night
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Ferry to P. S.Stefano Valle, Bus to Orbetello-Monte Arg., Train to Campiglia Stazione, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Braies
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Braies, Italy
— 1 night
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Nancy, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Ville and then pause for some photo ops at Place de la Carriere.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nancy tour planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Nancy is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites

Lyon, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sat), Head underground at Les Grottes de La Balme and then explore the striking landscape at La Roche de Solutre.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon planner.

You can drive from Nancy to Lyon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nancy in July: highs in Lyon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bard.

Things to do in Lyon

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bard, Italy

— 2 nights
Bard is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): do a tasting at Caves de Donnas, admire the verdant scenery at Valchiusella, then do a tasting at Cantina Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema, then steep yourself in history at Pont-Saint-Martin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Parrocchiale dell'Assunzione di Maria. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Issogne, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata di Isollaz, then see the interesting displays at Le Alpi dei Ragazzi, and finally see the interesting displays at Forte di Bard.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bard day trip planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Bard in 4 hours. In July in Bard, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Asti.

Things to do in Bard

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Asti, Italy

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Battistero di San Pietro.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asti itinerary planner.

Drive from Bard to Asti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bard in July since evenings lows in Asti dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Asti

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Spiaggia di Fegina. Visiting Cinque Terre Trails and Ex Gallerie will get you outdoors. Step out of Cinque Terre with an excursion to Levanto Beach in Levanto--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, hike along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and learn about winemaking at Buranco Agriturismo.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Asti to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Asti in July, Cinque Terre is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

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 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence online itinerary planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Assisi, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, look for gifts at Assisi Jewels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally relax in the rural setting at The Lavandeto of Assisi. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, then do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

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Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Terni.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Terni, Italy

— 1 night
Terni is a city in the southern portion of the Region of Umbria in central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di San Francesco, get outside with Lago di Piediluco, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata delle Marmore, then hike along Umbria Outdoor, and finally explore by horseback at Maneggio Jolly Horse.

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Drive from Assisi to Terni in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Terni when traveling from Assisi in July, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Terni

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Isola Del Giglio, Italy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cala dell'Allume, then take advantage of the amenities at Bagno Giglio Blu, then kick back and relax at La Playa del Carma, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Before you visit Isola Del Giglio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Terni to Isola Del Giglio in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Terni in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Isola Del Giglio, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Isola Del Giglio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Portoferraio, Italy

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Padulella Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sottobomba, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Seccione. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, stroll through Spiaggia "Le Viste", and then don't miss a visit to Forte Falcone.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portoferraio day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train from Isola Del Giglio to Portoferraio in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Isola Del Giglio in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portoferraio: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Braies.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Braies, Italy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella "Lago di Braies" and then hike along Prato Piazza Mountain.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Braies trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Portoferraio to Braies by combination of ferry and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Portoferraio in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Braies, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Braies

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Umbria travel guide

4.4
Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Characterized by a landscape of green hills, attractive towns, and World Heritage-listed monuments, Umbria is the only region in the country with neither a coastline nor an international border. Umbria is home to the town of Assisi, a World Heritage Site and a major religious center that houses a number of attractions. Its Franciscan church has one of the world's finest medieval collections of frescos, a must-see on any itinerary here. Umbria is one of Italy's smaller regions, yet what it lacks in size, it more than makes up in the natural beauty of its agricultural lands and quaint villages.