31 days in Italy, Montreal & Nice Itinerary

31 days in Italy, Montreal & Nice Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
1
Montreal, Canada
— 1 day
Fly:  11 h 45 min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Lajatico, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
7
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Olbia, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Montreal, Canada

1
day
Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

Plan my day in Montreal using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Montreal International (Mirabel) Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Nice takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Nice is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Montreal in May since evenings lows in Nice dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Spezia.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Change things up with these side-trips from La Spezia: Vernazza (Vernazza & Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church) and Monterosso al Mare (Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Borgo Antico, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Cinque Terre Trails, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel, and stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read La Spezia online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to La Spezia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in May since evenings lows in La Spezia dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lajatico.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere ©
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere
Borgo Antico
Borgo Antico
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

4
nights
Lajatico, Italy

Lajatico ©
Explore Lajatico's surroundings by going to Castello dei Vicari (in Lari), Casciana Terme (Santuario Madonna de Monti & Chiesa di Sant’Ermete) and Specialita Mucci (in Monteverdi Marittimo).

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lajatico trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Lajatico takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lajatico can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lajatico

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Casciana Terme, Terricciola, Santa Luce, Montecatini Val di Cecina, Peccioli
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
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Podere La Chiesa ©
Podere La Chiesa
Vintage Aeroplane Europe AB ©
Vintage Aeroplane Europe AB
Museo delle miniere ©
Museo delle miniere

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lajatico to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Take a break from Naples with a short trip to Vesuvio National Park in Ottaviano, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Naples by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Naples, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vesuvio National Park, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi is known for historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and hike along Valle dei Mulini.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Amalfi fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Naples to Amalfi by combination of subway and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in May, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olbia.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Fiordo di Furore, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Valle dei Mulini ©
Valle dei Mulini

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nights
Olbia, Italy

Olbia ©
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena (in La Maddalena), San Teodoro (Lu Impostu Beach & Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo) and La Gallina Matta (in Santa Teresa Gallura). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Cinta, explore the ancient world of Necropoli di San Simplicio, and stroll through Porto Istana Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Olbia day trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amalfi to Olbia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Amalfi in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Olbia. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Olbia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Arzachena, Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena, Cala Brandinchi, La Gallina Matta
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Pittulongu - La Playa ©
Spiaggia Pittulongu - La Playa
Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena ©
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

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Fly from Olbia to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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