11 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Nice, France
— 4 nights


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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder website.

Alexandria, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alexandria in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence route planning website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
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 lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, visit Portovenere, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa road trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Florence in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Nice, France

— 4 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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to La Croisette in Cannes, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Italy travel guide

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.