10 days in Marseille, Cannes & Italy Itinerary

10 days in Marseille, Cannes & Italy Itinerary

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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
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Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 6th (Fri), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then surround yourself with nature on Trolib, and then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Marseille is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Marseille to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. You'll set off for Cannes on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Marseille

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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Cannes, France

— 3 nights

Festival City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: TakSea (in Saint-Raphael), Nice (Promenade des Anglais & Vieille Ville) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of La Croisette.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes online day trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Cannes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Cannes sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Genoa, Italy

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Sailing Dream Team has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Wed), take a tour by water with Sailing Dream Team, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally head outdoors with Societa Ippica del Bardigiano.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Genoa online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in August, Genoa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa, and finally kick back and relax at La Tintarelleria.

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Getting from Genoa to Pisa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Pisa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.