13 days in Italy & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

13 days in Italy & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Modena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Chiavari, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Antibes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Madrid, Spain

1
night
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 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Di Camaiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Florence road trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Florence is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio

1
night
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, then steep yourself in history at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, then see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and finally do a tasting at Acetaia San Matteo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Modena online driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Florence to Modena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Modena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chiavari.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Acetaia San Matteo ©
Acetaia San Matteo

1
night
Chiavari, Italy

Chiavari
Chiavari is a small town in the province of Genoa, Italy. To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chiavari day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Modena to Chiavari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Modena in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chiavari: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Antibes.

Things to do in Chiavari

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie and Plage Robinson. Family-friendly places like Marineland and Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage du Ponteil, stroll through Plage du Soleil, get outside with Stade Nautique Jean Bunoz, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Antibes trip planner.

Drive from Chiavari to Antibes in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vallauris, Plage Robinson, Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Plage du Soleil ©
Plage du Soleil
Plage Robinson ©
Plage Robinson

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Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): head outdoors with Plage le Magellan, then kick back and relax at Plage du Chateau, then stroll through Abel Baliff Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Lac de Saint-Cassien, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Baumette, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de L'Oratoire.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael holiday planner.

Getting from Antibes to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Antibes in June, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plage du Chateau, Lac de Saint-Cassien, Frejus Beach, Plage le Magellan
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Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach

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nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine Tropez, kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Canebiers, then kick back and relax at La Ponche Beach, and finally take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet

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