10 days in South of France & Italy Itinerary

10 days in South of France & Italy Itinerary

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10 days in South of France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
1
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Boston, United States

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La Croix-Valmer, France

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Jean Blanc. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Step out of La Croix-Valmer to go to Bormes-Les-Mimosas and see Domaine Sainte Marie, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Heraclee Beach and kick back and relax at Port Grimaud Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer road trip planning tool .

Boston, USA to La Croix-Valmer is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in June: highs in La Croix-Valmer hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Port Grimaud Beach, Plage des Marines, Domaine Sainte Marie
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 15th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from La Croix-Valmer to Venice. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Florence using our trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planning website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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