31 days in Italy, Montreal & Nice Itinerary

31 days in Italy, Montreal & Nice Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
1
Montreal, Canada
— 1 day
Fly:  11 h 45 min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Lajatico, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
7
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Olbia, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Montreal, Canada

1
day
Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

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

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Montreal International (Mirabel) Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

2
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.
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Nice takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Nice is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Montreal in May since evenings lows in Nice dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Spezia.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

3
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Change things up with these side-trips from La Spezia: Vernazza (Vernazza & Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church) and Monterosso al Mare (Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Borgo Antico, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Cinque Terre Trails, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel, and stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read La Spezia online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to La Spezia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in May since evenings lows in La Spezia dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lajatico.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
Highlights from your plan
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere ©
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

4
nights
Lajatico, Italy

Lajatico ©
Explore Lajatico's surroundings by going to Specialita Mucci (in Monteverdi Marittimo), Casciana Terme (Santuario Madonna de Monti & Chiesa di Sant’Ermete) and Castello dei Vicari (in Lari).

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lajatico trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Lajatico takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lajatico can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lajatico

Wineries Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Terricciola, Casciana Terme, Montecatini Val di Cecina, Peccioli, Santa Luce
Highlights from your plan
Podere La Chiesa ©
Podere La Chiesa
Vintage Aeroplane Europe AB ©
Vintage Aeroplane Europe AB
Museo delle miniere ©
Museo delle miniere

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lajatico to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Take a break from Naples with a short trip to Vesuvio National Park in Ottaviano, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Naples, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vesuvio National Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

4
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
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.
Amalfi is known for historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, hike along Valle dei Mulini, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amalfi travel route app.

You can do a combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in May since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olbia.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire, Fiordo di Furore, Parrocchia San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

7
nights
Olbia, Italy

Olbia ©
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Venture out of the city with trips to La Gallina Matta (in Santa Teresa Gallura), San Teodoro (Lu Impostu Beach & Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo) and Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena (in La Maddalena). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, head outdoors with Isola Mortorio, do a tasting at Tenute Olbios, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Pittulongu - La Playa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Olbia day trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amalfi to Olbia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Amalfi in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Olbia. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Olbia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Arzachena, La Gallina Matta, Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena, Cala Brandinchi
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Pittulongu - La Playa ©
Spiaggia Pittulongu - La Playa
Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena ©
Isola Mortorio ©
Isola Mortorio

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome visit website.

Fly from Olbia to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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