11 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

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11 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Nice, France
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
End: Alexandria, Egypt

2
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.
On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Alexandria in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence visit planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare), Vernazza (Vernazza & Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Acquario di Genova, take a stroll through Portovenere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa day trip app .

Getting from Florence to Genoa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Genoa

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vernazza, Terra di Bargon, Portovenere, Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Baia del Silenzio
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Acquario di Genova ©
Acquario di Genova
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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.
Step out of Nice to go to Cannes and see La Croisette, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sat) in some colorful company at Marineland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Genoa to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, La Croisette, Saint-Paul de Vence, Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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