21 days in South of France & Italy Itinerary

21 days in South of France & Italy Itinerary

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21 days in South of France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  18​h
1
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
San Teodoro, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Carloforte, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  15​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of La Croisette and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip builder app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, La Croisette
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

2
nights
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Salina Bamba and then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Dottore and then stroll through Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Teodoro travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to San Teodoro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Nice in May, expect nights in San Teodoro to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara, Spiaggia del Dottore
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Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

2
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni, and then Head underground at Capo Caccia. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia del Sacro Cuore e San Marco.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alghero trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Teodoro to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Alghero are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Carloforte, Italy

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Conca, then kick back and relax at Cape Sandalo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, and finally kick back and relax at Punta Delle Colonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Girin and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Punta Nera.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Carloforte online travel route planner .

You can drive from Alghero to Carloforte in 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Carloforte can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Spiaggia di Cala Fico ©
Spiaggia di Cala Fico
Spiaggia di Girin ©
Spiaggia di Girin
Spiaggia di Punta Nera ©
Spiaggia di Punta Nera

2
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di San Marco. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carloforte to Venice. When traveling from Carloforte in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 4th (Tue), examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, then do a tasting at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi day trip planning website .

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, Assisi is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Rocca Paolina
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Civita di Bagnoregio and Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Orvieto and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach, Civita di Bagnoregio
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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