Two Days In Nice:
I debated whether or not I should do a mini guide for this destination because my time in Nice wasn’t what you would call ‘action-packed’. I spent the whole time relaxing and eating. Always, always eating. But then I remembered that the only solo travelers that spend absolutely every minute racing from adventure to adventure are the ones that want to go insane.
At every point in a trip, we need some time to relax and Nice is the perfect place to do just that. This Nice Solo Female Travel Guide is for women looking for the best spot in Europe to just take it easy.
When To Go
September – October (Shoulder Season)
Daytime Temps: 70F-76F (21C-42C)
Nighttime Temps: 56F-63F (13C-17C)
March – April (Shoulder Season)
Daytime Temps: 59F-62F (15C-17C)
Nighttime Temps: 46F-50F (8C-10C)
May-August (High Season)
Daytime Temps: 68F-81F (20C-27C)
Nighttime Temps: 56F-68F (13C-20C)
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What To Wear
If you’re visiting Nice during the high season then think light and airy clothes. It’s not unbearable. It’s nice and toasty during the day which gives you the chance to pull out the dresses, shorts, and skirts.
If you decide to take advantage of fewer crowds and come during the shoulder season then the sweaters and jeans have to come with you. It gets nippy at night, especially during the March – April shoulder season.
Hostels (Shoulder Season): Prices range from 19 Euro to 24 Euro per night.
Hostels (High Season): Prices range from 22 Euro to 36 Euro per night.
**Note: These are the prices for hostels with a rating of 8.0 or higher on Hostelworld.com.**
Hotels (Shoulder Season): Prices for budget hotels run about 59 Euro to 69 Euro per night.
Hotels (High Season): Prices for budget hotels run about 28 Euro to 49 Euro per night.
What To Spend
70 USD/ 90 AUD/ 90 CAD/ 60 EUR/ 50 GBP
*Assuming you’re on a backpacker’s budget. Making use of public transportation, staying in hostels or other budget accommodations and eating out about once a day. For the daily budgets of other destinations check out Round The World Trip Budget next.*
How To Get Around
The best way to get around Nice is on foot. The entire time I was there I did not use public transport once because the beach and main city attractions were all close to each other. Save those coins and enjoy strolling the Nice streets.
The buses will carry you all over Nice and its 49 towns. A single ticket grants you free transfers within 74 minutes and costs only 1.50 €. You can purchase tickets straight from the bus driver.
Nice has five Night Bus routes that run from 9:10 pm to 10:10 am in the morning, which is great news for solo travelers exploring Nice at night.
The Nice Tramway serves the city and the outer suburbs. The cost of a single ticket is the same as a bus ticket at 1.50 €. You can purchase tram tickets at any tram station.
Valid on all the buses and trams in Lignes d’Azur network:
|1-Day Unlimited Pass||Multi 10 (10 Trips) Pass||7-Day Unlimited Travel Pass|
What To Do In Nice
I feel no shame in admitting that I spent the whole time in Nice shopping. There are so many cute (and expensive) shops all over the city and I took the chance to load up on souvenirs. When you’re in Nice don’t resist the shopping urge. Get a few mementos of an amazing trip.
Nice is incredibly beautiful. I know, I know, I say everywhere is beautiful but that’s because almost everywhere is! There’s a reason that parasitic travel bug is so contagious. You go somewhere that’s just so amazing and breathtaking that you feel privileged to have been able to see it with your own eyes. You don’t need anything else in return, you’re just happy to be there.
Nice is like that. It’s one of those places you’re just happy to be. Spend your time in Nice just wandering around, popping into random shops and cafes and experiencing life in the city. I promise you’ll enjoy every minute.
(Peddle) Beach Day
If you have heard of Nice then no doubt you have heard of their pebble beaches. Here’s the thing: I grew up with sunny, sandy, Florida beaches. Beaches are supposed to have SAND, not rocks! The first time I laid eyes on Nice’s peddle beaches I gasped, I cried, I wailed at the sky. Okay, it might not have been that dramatic but the shock was real.
In the end, I decided to skip the swim and walk along the boardwalk and enjoy a relaxing afternoon listening to the waves and soaking up some vitamin D. If you aren’t a beach snob like me then you’ll have a great time frolicking in the water and laying out on the rocks. If you are a beach snob, then walking the boardwalk is just as enjoyable.
Travel & Safety Tips
Nice is a pretty safe destination for solo female travelers but I do recommend that travelers watch out for pickpockets and be careful when out alone at night. Carry a personal alarm and an anti-theft bag with you to be extra safe.
Nice Solo Female Travel Guide Completed!
Unless, of course, you have any more questions about what to see and do in Nice. If you do, drop them in the comments or contact me!
I hope you love Nice as much as I did. Good luck and happy travels!