One-Week Road Trip to Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City

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Jan. - Dec.
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Embark on an unforgettable 8-day multi-country road trip across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Rome, Monaco, and Nice sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 8-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 4 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Italy, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Rome, Florence, Pisa, Milan, La Spezia, and Lucca, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, France, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Nice, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Monaco. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Monaco. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, Monaco invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and experience a voyage like no other.

As your Euro trip unfolds, you'll find yourself in Vatican City. Whether you seek relaxation or crave excitement, Vatican City promises an unforgettable journey filled with unforgettable moments.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 4 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 5 nights in Italy, 0 nights in France, 2 nights in Monaco, and 0 nights in Vatican City. During these 8 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Rome, Monaco, and Nice.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Italy, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Rome. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 8-day adventure. While in Rome, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Trevi Fountain and the fascinating Colosseum. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Nice’s Castle Hill and Monaco's iconic Prince's Palace of Monaco. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Rome, Monaco, and Nice and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 8-day self-drive adventure in Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Aerial panoramic cityscape of Rome, Italy, Europe. Roma is the capital of Italy. Cityscape of Rome in summer. Rome roofs view with ancient architecture in Italy. Rome / 2 nights
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 1 night
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 1 night
Pisa - city in ItalyPisa
View of Mediterranean luxury resort and bay with yachts. Nice, Cote d'Azur, France. Nice
Monaco - city in MonacoMonaco / 2 nights
Lucca - city in ItalyLucca
La Spezia - city in ItalyLa Spezia / 1 night

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photo of trevi fountain at sunrise beautiful full view, Rome, Italy.Trevi Fountain
photo of Colosseum in Rome at sunrise, Italy, Europe.Colosseum
photo of view of Pantheon in the morning. Rome. Italy.Pantheon
photo of piazza navona in Rome, Italy. Rome navona square. Ancient stadium of Rome for athletic contests. Italy architecture and landmark. Piazza navona is one of the main attractions of Rome and Italy.Piazza navona
photo of night panoramic view of Duomo square in Milano,Italy.Duomo di Milano Museum
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt Peter's Basilica
photo of golden sunset over ponte vecchio bridge with traditional boat on the arno river, Florence, Italy.Ponte Vecchio
photo of medieval leaning tower of pisa (Torre di pisa) at piazza dei miracoli (Piazza del duomo), Tuscany, Italy.Leaning Tower of Pisa
photo of panoramic view of ancient ruins of a roman forum or foro romano at sunrise in rome, Italy. view from capitoline hill.Roman Forum
photo of piazza di spagna in rome, italy. Spanish steps in rome, Italy in the morning. One of the most famous squares in Rome, Italy. Rome architecture and landmark.Piazza di Spagna
photo of panorama of piazza dei miracoli with leaning tower of pisa, Italy.Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
photo of one of the world's oldest shopping malls galleria vittorio emanuele II at night in milan, lombardia, Italy.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
photo of View of statue of david on Piazzale Michelangelo at morning  in Florence, Italy.Piazzale Michelangelo
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
photo of Sunset view of Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) in Milan, Italy. Architecture and landmarks of Milan. Night cityscape of MilanSforzesco Castle Art Library
photo of altare della patria, national monument to victor emmanuel II the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome.Altare della Patria
Saint Peter's Square, R-36989Saint Peter's Square
Monte Carlo Casino, Monte-Carlo, MonacoMonte Carlo Casino
photo of Piazza dell'Anfiteatro .Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
Old Monaco MuseumMusée océanographique de Monaco
Castle Hill, Vieux Nice, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceCastle Hill
Prince's Palace of Monaco
photo of Triton Fountain at Albert I Garden its ancient Greek statue and historical monument with Mediterranean house facades in Nice, France.Albert I Garden
photo of Fountain Soleil on Place Massena at beautiful morning in Nice, France.Place Masséna
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceCathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice
Japanese-Princess Grace Garden, Larvotto, MonacoPrincess Grace Japanese Garden
photo of Promenade du Paillon at morning in Nice, France.Promenade du Paillon

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Day 1 – Rome - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Rome - arrival day

  • Rome - Arrival day
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  • Trevi Fountain
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Rome in Italy. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Rome for 1 night.

Catch an early flight to Italy to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Rome before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Rome today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Trevi Fountain. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 343,494 visitors.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Rome. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City by rewarding yourself with a taste of Rome’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Transform your dining experience at La Pergola, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Rome, holding 3 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on mediterranean and contemporary cuisine, La Pergola has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

Indulge in culinary masterpieces at Il Pagliaccio in Rome, renowned as a Bib-Gourmand recipient. With its 2 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The delectable creative and innovative cuisine at Il Pagliaccio is acclaimed far and wide.

Experience a symphony of flavors at Enoteca La Torre in Rome. Its 2-Michelin star menu is crafted to delight your senses and transport you on a gastronomic journey. This distinguished restaurant, awarded with a Bib-Gourmand honor, offers mediterranean and creative dishes that have gained widespread acclaim from satisfied guests.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Cantina e Cucina, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Rome. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, backed by 7,907 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular RoYaL Art Cafè Roma, consistently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Caffè Portofino, one of the top-rated bars in Rome, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,675 satisfied customers.

Your multi-country road trip in Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2 – Rome and Florence

Day 2

Day 2 – Rome and Florence

  • Rome
  • Florence
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Drive 290 km, 4 hours 6 min

  • Roman Forum
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Colosseum
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza navona
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On day 2 of your multi-country road trip across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Rome in Italy. In the evening, you’ll end up in Florence, where you will stay for 1 night.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Rome is the fantastic Roman Forum. As an appreciated square and local gem in the area, Roman Forum has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 114,450 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Piazza di Spagna. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 113,658 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Colosseum, a standout roman amphitheatre and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 328,821 reviewers, so it's no surprise that it attracts as many as 7,400,000 visitors annually.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Pantheon. This roman temple is a highly recommended attraction in the city, attracting more than 30,000,000 visitors per year and boasting an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 189,682 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Piazza Navona, a popular square and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 158,771 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Feel the freedom as you navigate your way from Rome to Florence. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours 7 min without stops.

It's time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Upon your arrival in Rome you’ll be greeted with an exciting opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of this city and discover some of its most popular sights.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Rome is the magnificent Roman Forum. Around 114,450 visitors have rated this excellent square and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Piazza di Spagna on this leg of your adventure in Italy. This attraction is a well-known square that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 113,658 travelers.

The remarkable Colosseum is known to be one of the best places to visit in Rome, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 328,821 traveler reviews is proof. Attracting more than 7,400,000 visitors in a single year, it's clear that the wonderful Colosseum is a perfect add-on to your itinerary.

Dive deeper into Rome by exploring the captivating Pantheon, which draws the attention of nearly 30,000,000 visitors annually. With a stellar average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 189,682 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Rome exploration list!

To double the fun and excitement on your vacation in Italy, we also recommend adding tours to your travel itinerary. Tours are a great way to engage in immersive activities, meet other vacationers like you, and experience Rome's unique culture.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Florence. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Florence boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Italy.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Enoteca Pinchiorri, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Florence, holding 3 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on italian contemporary cuisine, Enoteca Pinchiorri has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

A local favorite is Santa Elisabetta. This exceptional dining experience in Florence has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Featuring creative and mediterranean cuisine, this popular Bib Gourmand restaurant is a top choice for both locals and tourists.

Discover the extraordinary dining experience offered by Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Florence. Its 1-Michelin star menu is designed to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a culinary adventure. Many previous guests have raved about this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 1 Michelin-star reputation.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Manifattura, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Florence. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, backed by 509 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Caffe Concerto Paszkowski, consistently rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Ristorante Buca Mario, one of the top-rated bars in Florence, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,879 satisfied customers.

As the night falls in Florence, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 3 – Florence and Milan

Day 3

Day 3 – Florence and Milan

  • Florence
  • Pisa
  • Milan
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Drive 370 km, 5 hours 3 min

  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
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On day 3 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Florence in Italy. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Milan, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

In Florence, the extraordinary Ponte Vecchio awaits. This attraction is a valued deck arch bridge that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,099 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Florence is the spectacular piazzale Michelangelo. This attraction is a square that is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 77,744 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop. Turn on the radio and notice the scenic views transition from Florence to the enchanting landscapes of Milan. Keep in mind that your travel time may take around 4 hours 32 min without traffic disruptions.

Hit the road and make your way to the next destination. Florence, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. We highly recommend checking out its most popular attractions.

Ponte Vecchio is a travelers’ favorite in Florence, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,099 visitors.

In Florence, don’t miss piazzale Michelangelo, a great square and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 77,744 reviews.

Set your GPS to Pisa and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring a new destination. Pisa beckons with new experiences!

A tour of Pisa is not complete without a visit to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. This incredible bell tower and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 116,882 travelers, and is visited by 3,200,000 people every year.

Make the most of your Pisa travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Piazza del Duomo, Pisa. This square and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 104,550 travelers.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Florence has in store for you.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your adventure in Italy. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Milan of your choice.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Milan. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at Enrico Bartolini al Mudec, one of the finest Bib Gourmand restaurants in Milan, boasting 3 Michelin stars. Featuring delightful food options and creative offerings, Enrico Bartolini al Mudec has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than Seta by Antonio Guida. This food haven in Milan has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Featuring international and contemporary cuisine, this well-loved Bib Gourmand restaurant stands out as a favorite among local and international customers.

In the mood for something different? Consider reserving a table at Il Luogo Aimo e Nadia. This celebrated dining spot in Milan is renowned for its sumptuous meals and italian contemporary and modern menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 1 Michelin-star prestige.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Mag Cafe, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Mag Cafe boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 3,270 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Nottingham Forest, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Nottingham Forest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,686 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, The Friends Pub Milano. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5-star from 2,686 customers.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 4 – Milan and Monaco

Day 4

Day 4 – Milan and Monaco

  • Milan
  • Monaco
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Drive 308 km, 4 hours 16 min

  • Duomo di Milano Museum
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Sempione Park
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Milan in Italy and Monaco in Monaco, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Monaco. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

A tour of Milan is not complete without a visit to the famous Duomo di Milano Museum. This incredible art museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 138,554 travelers, and is visited by 341,609 people every year.

Make the most of your Milan travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This commercial gallery and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 91,394 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Sforzesco Castle Art Library for an experience worth remembering. This local library and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 68,714 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Milan, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Monaco in Monaco. Witness the landscapes transform as you cross the border to Monaco. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 46 min.

When you're ready to continue your journey, get into the car. As you arrive in Milan, slow down and say goodbye to the road for a while. Milan welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences. Stretch your arms and legs and head out into the city.

A tour of Milan is not complete without a visit to the famous Duomo di Milano Museum. This incredible art museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 138,554 travelers, and is visited by 341,609 people every year.

Make the most of your Milan travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This commercial gallery and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 91,394 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Sforzesco Castle Art Library for an experience worth remembering. This local library and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 68,714 visitors.

Your destination has so much to offer to all kinds of travelers. Discover more about this place and add more excitement to your vacation in Milan in Italy by embarking on popular tours and excursions. Joining tours will give you a deeper understanding of Monaco’s history and culture while meeting other adventurers like you.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Monaco.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Monaco’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the region’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Fairmont Monte Carlo while you’re in Monaco. Famous for its lovely menu and delectable dishes, it has captivated around 3,614 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Monaco is La Rascasse. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,566 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

While in Monaco, enjoy Steak 'n Shake Monaco’s delectable dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,351 satisfied guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo. This famous bar in Monaco has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,868 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Twiga. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Twiga has received an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 506 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Monaco Brewery. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 2,433 customers.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 5 – Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Nice

Day 5

Day 5 – Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Nice

  • Nice
  • Monaco
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Drive 46 km, 2 hours 6 min

  • Musée océanographique de Monaco
  • Prince's Palace of Monaco
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Princess Grace Japanese Garden
  • Castle Hill
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Day 5 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Monte Carlo. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

A tour of Monaco is not complete without a visit to the famous Musée océanographique de Monaco. This incredible museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 23,307 travelers, and is visited by 675,000 people every year.

Make the most of your Monaco travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Prince's Palace of Monaco. This palace and unique destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,604 travelers.

Make more amazing memories during your vacation in Italy by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of Monte Carlo, immersing yourself in local customs and meeting new friends.

As the sun sets on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Monaco's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Monaco to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the region’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Monaco has them.

Make a reservation at Beefbar Monaco, a popular dining spot in Monaco. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 983 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at La Note Bleue while indulging in the charm of Monaco. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, cherished by 811 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Avenue 31, a treasured establishment in Monaco. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 731 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, gerhard's café monaco. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 713 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Quai des Artistes. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 392 customers.

L'Express cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 339 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

As the night falls in Monaco, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 6 – Monaco, Nice, and La Spezia

Day 6

Day 6 – Monaco, Nice, and La Spezia

  • Nice
  • La Spezia
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Drive 321 km, 4 hours 29 min

  • Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice
  • Promenade du Paillon
  • Place Masséna
  • Albert I Garden
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Nice in France and La Spezia in Italy. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in La Spezia. La Spezia will be your home for 1 night.

After soaking in Monaco’s unique atmosphere, jump back into your car with a full heart, and drive in the direction of your next destination: La Spezia, Italy. Expect your car journey to last a minimum of 4 hours 15 min.

Jump into the car and drive to your next destination. When you arrive in Nice, it's time to take a well-deserved break from the road. This is your chance to tour the city’s most remarkable sights and top-rated attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Nice today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,225 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Promenade du Paillon. This incredible attraction and greenway holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 3,770 visitors.

According to travelers in Nice, the extraordinary place Masséna is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and square is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,132 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible urban park, Albert I Garden. Up to 9,739 visitors have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Nice by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Nice.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in La Spezia. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City by rewarding yourself with a taste of La Spezia’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Don't miss out on experiencing The Colombaio Park, a renowned dining spot in La Spezia. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4 out of 5-star rating from 899 satisfied guests.

Celebrate day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7 – La Spezia, Lucca, Vatican City, and Rome

Day 7

Day 7 – La Spezia, Lucca, Vatican City, and Rome

  • Lucca
  • Rome
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Drive 434 km, 5 hours 13 min

  • Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
  • Saint Peter's Square
  • St Peter's Basilica
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 of your multi-country journey across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Lucca in Italy and Vatican City in Vatican City. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Rome. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of La Spezia, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your European road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Rome may take around 5 hours 12 min.

It's time to hit the road and set sight on Lucca. When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing. In this one-of-a-kind city, you’ll find some of the region's most notable sights.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Lucca, including the outstanding Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 24,190 reviews, this fascinating square and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

When you're ready to continue your journey, get into the car. As you arrive in Vatican City, slow down and say goodbye to the road for a while. Vatican City welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences. Stretch your arms and legs and head out into the country.

Saint Peter's Square is a travelers’ favorite in Vatican City, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 38,954 visitors.

In Vatican City, don’t miss St. Peter's Basilica, a great major basilica and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 131,043 reviews. Going here means you’ll be in the great company of 11,000,000 other travelers who visit this attraction every year.

While in Lucca, take the chance to join a popular tour to experience something one-of-a-kind during your getaway in Italy. Check out all the tours Lucca offers, and personalize your vacation package to your preferences for an amazing day in the city.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Rome. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Rome. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City.

Make sure to book a table at 433, a popular restaurant in Rome. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,341 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at La Taverna Italiana during your stay in Rome. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 1,897 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Roma Sparita, a renowned dining destination in Rome. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,073 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, The Apartment Bar Roma. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,701 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Ai Tre Scalini. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,950 customers.

Centro cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 1,488 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City! Enjoy your evening in Rome to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 8 – Rome - departure day

Day 8

Day 8 – Rome - departure day

  • Rome - Departure day
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  • Altare della Patria
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On day 8 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Rome before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Optimize your last day in Italy and go on a shopping spree in Rome’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Italy, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

Altare della Patria is a travelers’ favorite in Rome, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 49,843 visitors. More than 1,683,070 people visit this extraordinary architectural structure and local gem every year to experience its uniqueness.

Get a last taste of Italy’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Rome and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City.

The time has come to say farewell to Rome for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 8-day European road trip in Italy, France, Monaco, and Vatican City with fond memories. Safe travels!

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