8 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

8 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 1 day
Drive
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Antibes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Nice, France

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 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and finally get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Marseille Provence Airport and Bastia-Poretta Airport. In June, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Antibes, France

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the 6th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with Easy Dive and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Antibes tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Antibes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Antibes, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo travel website.

Drive from Antibes to Monte-Carlo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

1
night
Cinque Terre, Italy

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia, get great views at Bar Terza Terra, then look for all kinds of wild species at 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, and finally hike along Cinque Terre footpaths.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online route planner.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in June, plan for little chillier nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, make a trip to Oltre I Resti, then explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and finally contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Naples sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Naples, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.2
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.

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.

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.