21 days in Italy, France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

21 days in Italy, France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples, Italy
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary maker app.

Doha, Qatar to Naples is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Naples due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in July, expect nights in Naples to be little chillier, around 24°C, while days are much colder, around 36°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife

Amalfi, Italy

— 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 15th (Thu), shop like a local with Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally get outside with Amalfi Coast.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in July, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Capri, Italy

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 18th (Sun), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at Eco Capri, make a trip to Chiesa di Santo Stefano, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, then take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, and finally pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Amalfi to Capri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amalfi in July since evenings lows in Capri dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and then make a trip to Piazza Tasso. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally look for gifts at Nana' Positano.

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Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary site.

Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Battistero di San Giovanni). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Portofino, Italy

— 1 night
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, then look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, and finally make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portofino day trip planning app.

Drive from Florence to Portofino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Florence in July, Portofino is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, appreciate the history behind Hector Berlioz Statue, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally make a trip to Casino Square.

Before you visit Monte-Carlo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Portofino to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

Side Trip

Saint-Tropez, France

— 4 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: TakSea (in Saint-Raphael), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Aqualand Frejus (in Frejus). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud, and head outdoors with Nikki Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Monte-Carlo, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice attractions planner.

You can take a train from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side 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.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

France travel guide

4.3
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.