11 days in Nice, Avignon & Florence Itinerary

11 days in Nice, Avignon & Florence Itinerary

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11 days in Nice, Avignon & Florence Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  32​h
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  34​h
Sydney, Australia

4
days
Nice, France

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, stroll through Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Nice. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

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Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
day
Avignon, France

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 17th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée Angladon.

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Getting from Nice to Avignon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Avignon when traveling from Nice in October, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

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Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon
Musée Angladon

2
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Florence in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia

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