11 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice, France
— 4 nights
2
Catania, Italy
— 1 night
3
Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Syracuse, Italy
— 3 nights

4
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.
Vieille Ville and Le Suquet will appeal to history buffs. Musée Marc Chagall and Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Castel Plage, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, kick back and relax at Plage de la Lanterne, and get outside with Promenade du Paillon.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nice visit planning tool.

Berlin, Germany to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Catania.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cannes, Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©

1
night
Catania, Italy

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Placido, and then contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Catania trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Catania in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Catania are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Chiesa di San Placido ©
Chiesa di San Placido

2
nights
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Good Fellas Art Studio, stroll through Isola Bella, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Anglicana di San Giorgio, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and finally make a trip to Corso Umberto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lido Playa Sole Luna, kick back and relax at Lido La Dolce Vita, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Taormina day trip planning site.

Getting from Catania to Taormina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Catania in August, Taormina is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Parco Archeologico della Neapolis and Azienda Agricola Pupillo. Visiting Ortigia and Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) will get you outdoors. Step out of Syracuse with an excursion to Centro Storico in Noto--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, take in the exciting artwork at L'Arte per Inciso, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Syracuse, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Centro Storico
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis ©
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

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