In a little over a month, Jori* and I are going to Southern France and Italy for about two weeks. We leave town on Monday, September 27th and return on Sunday, October 10th. We have a loose plan, but I thought I'd throw this out to my readers for suggestions.

We arrive in Nice, France around 5pm on the 28th. Following that, we have 11 full days to plan out. We fly out of Rome around 1pm on the 10th. During this time we'd like to go the following cities, and their surrounding areas (with approx. time in each city):

Nice (2.5 days)
Cinque Terre (2 days)
Siena (2.5 days, including day trip to Florence)
Rome (2 days)
Amalfi Coast (2 days)

I'm pretty sure we can get this all done, but that's where you come in. I'll take any help you can provide -- sights we shouldn't miss, restaurants, hotels, travel deals, anything. Also, let me know if you think this is the right breakdown of days spent in each area. We're flexible. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that Jori has been to both Rome and Florence once before.

Currently, we've been using the Rick Steves' Travel Guides, which have been fabulous. So if you're planning a trip to Europe yourself, definitely give these a look.