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

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 with an excursion to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Nice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Avignon.

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Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
day
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
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 take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally examine the collection at Musée Angladon.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Avignon vacation planner.

Getting from Nice to Avignon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Avignon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musée Angladon ©
Musée Angladon

2
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of 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 reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Florence in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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