8 days in Italy & Manosque Itinerary

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Manosque, France
— 1 day
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Manosque, France — 1 day

Manosque is the largest town and commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tour du Mont d'Or, revel in the low prices at Francois Doucet Confiseur, then examine the collection at Fondation Carzou, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Body Sense Massage Manosque.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manosque online sightseeing planner.

Marseille to Manosque is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Manosque are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Italian Riviera

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 23rd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Cinque Terre Wellness, don't miss a visit to Manarola scenic viewpoint, then awaken your taste buds at Nessun Dorma Cantina, and finally look for gifts at Cinque Terre Trekking Gear Shop.

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Drive from Manosque to Cinque Terre in 6.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip planning site.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

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 25th (Sun): explore the galleries of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, stop by Cravattificio di Siena, steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Siena travel route planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence travel planner.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.
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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.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Casa Ezzelino, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning website.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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