16 days in Italy, Nice & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Nice & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Nice & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
3
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
7
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Newark, United States

3
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.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
day
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): try to win big at Casino Cafe de Paris, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then don't miss a visit to The Palace Guards, then don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Monaco-Ville travel route site .

Monaco-Ville is just a stone's throw from Nice. In June, daytime highs in Monaco-Ville are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Place du Palais ©
Place du Palais
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, then stop by Boccadasse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Genoa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Monaco-Ville to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Genoa sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Portofino.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

2
nights
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, then make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, and finally identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tessitura Artigiana Giuseppe Gaggioli, get outside with La Passeggiata, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino, take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portofino online trip planner .

Getting from Genoa to Portofino by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Portofino can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Zoagli
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino

4
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Go for a jaunt from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere to see Portovenere about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, stroll through Cinque Terre Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Cinque Terre takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Portofino in June since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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hours
Pisa, Italy

Pisa
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa online journey planner .

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Pisa sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. You'll set off for Siena on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Silvia Tanganelli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
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Drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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