15 days in Italy, Aix-en-Provence & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Aix-en-Provence & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Italy, Aix-en-Provence & Paris Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Como, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Bergamo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Iseo, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
day
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Como, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then stop by Tea World.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Como online trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Como is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Como is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Como, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Como

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lago di Como
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Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Tea World ©
Tea World

1
night
Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, then steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then contemplate the long history of La Citta Alta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergamo vacation site .

Traveling by car from Como to Bergamo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Iseo.

Things to do in Bergamo

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
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Parco Faunistico le Cornelle ©
Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta

3
nights
Iseo, Italy

Iseo ©
Popular historic sites such as Borghetto sul Mincio and Riserva Naturale Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto Cimbergo e Paspardo are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Lago d'Iseo and Lago di Garda.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Iseo online trip planner .

Getting from Bergamo to Iseo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Iseo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Iseo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto Cimbergo e Paspardo, Borghetto sul Mincio, Lago di Garda
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Lago d'Iseo ©
Lago d'Iseo
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Cinque Terre Trekking Gear Shop, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Vernazza and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Iseo to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Garibaldi, then take a stroll through Boccadasse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Genoa trip planner .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, Genoa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Via Garibaldi ©
Via Garibaldi

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get some historical perspective at Vieil Aix and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Get some cultural insight at Arenes de Nimes and Carrieres de Lumieres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Francois Doucet Confiseur (in Oraison), Parc national des Calanques (in Marseille) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence attractions planning tool .

Drive from Genoa to Aix-en-Provence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Genoa in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Aix-en-Provence, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Sentier des Ocres, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Arenes de Nimes, Francois Doucet Confiseur, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 11th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité and then take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Aix-en-Provence to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 18°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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