48 days in Italy, Nice & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

48 days in Italy, Nice & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Milan, Italy
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Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
— 8 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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 15th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip tool.

Seattle, USA to Milan is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Milan. In March in Milan, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Nice, France — 1 night

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 (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze and then stroll through Lérins Islands.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nice trip maker.

Getting from Milan to Nice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo online trip builder.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In March in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. You will leave for Milan on the 18th (Fri).
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip site.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in Milan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Selva di Val Gardena, Italy — 8 nights

Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal and Val Gardena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Selva di Val Gardena: Lago di Alleghe (in Alleghe), MUSE - Science Museum (in Trento) and Rifugio Lagazuoi (in Cortina d'Ampezzo).

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Selva di Val Gardena online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Selva di Val Gardena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Milan in March, plan for colder days in Selva di Val Gardena, with highs around 33°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 34 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arena di Verona and Museo di Castelvecchio. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Casa di Giulietta, &more), Turin (Piazza San Carlo, Museo Egizio, &more) and Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle (in Valbrembo). Explore Milan further: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, meet the residents at Il Rifugio degli Asinelli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Milan road trip app.

Getting from Selva di Val Gardena to Milan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in March: highs in Milan hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.

Val Gardena travel guide

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Ski Areas · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
Paradise of the Dolomites
Made up of three ski resort villages, Val Gardena is nestled at the base of the northern Italian Dolomite Mountains. Dotted with quaint bed-and-breakfast inns and luxury resort hotels, the gorge-like valley attracts visitors who come for skiing, rock climbing, and hiking, or to enjoy the mountain village atmosphere and unique Ladin culture. The region's age-old industry of woodcarving and toy-making has earned it the title of Capital of Toyland.