12 days in Italy & Monaco Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Monaco Itinerary

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Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights


Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo vacation maker.

Portland, USA to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Portland to Monte-Carlo. Traveling from Portland in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monte-Carlo, with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Casinos · Fun & Games

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Turin, Italy

— 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Superga, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turin trip builder app.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monte-Carlo in March; daily highs in Turin reach 50°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Turin to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, wander the streets of Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome tour builder tool.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

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Monaco travel guide

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

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.