9 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Annecy & Province of Genoa Itinerary

9 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Annecy & Province of Genoa Itinerary

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9 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Annecy & Province of Genoa Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Masone, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Austin, United States

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Austin, USA to Nice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Austin to Nice, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Nice is slightly colder than Austin - with highs of 69°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Marineland, La Croisette
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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

1
night
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy, look for gifts at Sibeery, and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Annecy online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Annecy takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Traveling from Nice in May, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Annecy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Masone.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Shopping
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Sibeery ©
Sibeery

1
night
Masone, Italy

Masone ©
On the 1st (Mon), expand your understanding of the military at Forte Geremia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nostra Signora dell'Acquasanta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Piani di praglia, and finally relax in the rural setting at Fattoria I Piani.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Masone online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Annecy to Masone takes 4 hours. Traveling from Annecy in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Masone. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Masone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santuario Nostra Signora dell'Acquasanta, Piani di praglia
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Piani di praglia ©
Piani di praglia
Forte Geremia ©
Forte Geremia

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