11 days in Italy, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

11 days in Italy, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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11 days in Italy, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Grasse, France
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Muscat, Oman

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally get outside with Promenade du Paillon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Nice is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Nice is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Muscat in March, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Nice to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Grasse.

Things to do in Cannes

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Les Murs Peints ©
Les Murs Peints

1
day
Grasse, France

Grasse ©
Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. On the 14th (Sat), get some fabulous bargains at Le Musee du Parfum, examine the collection at Musee Fragonard, and then look for gifts at Parfumerie Galimard.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grasse route planner.

Grasse is just a short distance from Cannes. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Grasse

Shopping Museums
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Parfumerie Galimard ©
Parfumerie Galimard
Musee Fragonard ©
Musee Fragonard

2
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. On the 15th (Sun), stroll through Plage de l'Almanarre, hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and then stroll through Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Centre Commercial Grand Var and then buy something for everyone on your list at L'Avenue 83.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip builder app.

You can drive from Grasse to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

La Valette-du-Var, Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
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Plage de l'Almanarre ©
Plage de l'Almanarre
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
L'Avenue 83 ©
L'Avenue 83

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Explore hidden gems such as Jardin Exotique de Monaco and Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee. Take a break from the city and head to Monte Carlo Country Club and Stade Nautique Rainier III. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Casino Square, try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, shop like a local with Marché de la Condamine, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Monte-Carlo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Port de Fontvieille, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), wander the streets of Boccadasse, don't miss a visit to Chiesa Di San Donato, then look for gifts at Romeo Viganotti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Orientale.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa travel route planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Genoa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Romeo Viganotti ©
Romeo Viganotti
Mercato Orientale ©
Mercato Orientale
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

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hours
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.
To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Milan online trip maker.

You can take a train from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Genoa in March, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Milan. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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