14 days in France, Italy & Lugano Itinerary

14 days in France, Italy & Lugano Itinerary

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14 days in France, Italy & Lugano Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Sanremo, Italy
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
End: Milan, Italy

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome online tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazzale Michelangelo, Wine Tours & Tastings and Ponte Vecchio. On the 16th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Old Port has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio and then take a leisurely stroll along Old Port.

Before you visit Genoa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Old Port ©
Old Port

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Sanremo, Italy

Sanremo
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sanremo trip site .

You can drive from Genoa to Sanremo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Sanremo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F at night. You will leave for Nice on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Sanremo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Coco Beach, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sanremo to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Saint-Tropez.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Saint-Tropez are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are a bit cooler (62°F). You'll set off for Turin on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga and then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

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You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Turin in 5 hours. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

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Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then admire the striking features of Villa d'Este, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi WWF del Bassone and then explore the activities along Lago di Como.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Como trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Turin to Como by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Turin in August, expect nights in Como to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Lugano.

Things to do in Como

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Lago di Como, Villa d'Este
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 26th (Mon), stroll around Parco Civico, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally look for gifts at Inperfetta Vintage.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lugano online itinerary planner .

Lugano is just a short distance from Como. August in Lugano sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milan vacation maker .

Getting from Lugano to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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