17 days in France, Italy & La Condamine Itinerary

17 days in France, Italy & La Condamine Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eze, France
— 1 night
Drive
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La Condamine, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto Venere, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
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Paris, France — 2 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Marseille.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): visit The Panier. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Avignon.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Avignon, France — 1 night

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 5th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon attractions planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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 6th (Tue), get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice road trip website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nice. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Eze.
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Eze, France — 1 night

Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Eze trip planner.

Eze is very close to Nice. In September, daytime highs in Eze are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to La Condamine.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
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La Condamine, Monaco — 1 night

La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. On the 9th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the La Condamine visit planner.

La Condamine is just a short distance from Eze. September in La Condamine sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portofino.
Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Portofino, Italy — 2 nights

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 10th (Sat), go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino and then stroll through Area Marina Protetta Portofino. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portofino trip website.

Traveling by car from La Condamine to Portofino takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Portofino can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a stroll around Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and then see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre day trip tool.

Getting from Portofino to Cinque Terre by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Portofino in September, with lows around 17°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Porto Venere.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
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Porto Venere, Italy — 2 nights

Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie and then stroll through La Baia Blu - Stabilimento Balneare. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro Church, don't miss a visit to Santuario della Madonna Bianca - Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and then wander the streets of Portovenere.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto Venere trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Porto Venere, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Milan.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Milan travel route tool.

You can drive from Porto Venere to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C.
Historic Sites · Shopping
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
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

4.6
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.