19 days in Italy & France Itinerary

19 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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19 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Cefalu, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
San Teodoro, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cabras, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Carloforte, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
6
Calvi, France
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
7
Carcassonne Center, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Cefalu, Italy

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Mura Megalitiche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, take a stroll through Cefalu Coast, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu, and finally steep yourself in history at La Rocca. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello Ventimiglia, explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Ventimiglia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Motorismo Siciliano E Della Targa Florio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cefalu visit planner.

London, UK to Cefalu is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Castelbuono, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese
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Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu

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San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Visit Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo and Spiaggia Sa Capannizza for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello della Fava and Nuraghe Loelle. There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Teodoro trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cefalu to San Teodoro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in San Teodoro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Sa Capannizza, Castello della Fava, Nuraghe Loelle
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Castello della Fava ©
Castello della Fava
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Sant'Antine and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pelosa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alghero trip builder site .

Getting from San Teodoro to Alghero by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuraghe Sant'Antine, La Pelosa Beach
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Nuraghe Sant'Antine ©
Nuraghe Sant'Antine
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach

3
nights
Cabras, Italy

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like S'Archittu and Nuraghe Losa. Step out of the city life by going to Capo San Marco and I Gatti di Su Pallosu. Step out of Cabras with an excursion to Sa Mesa Longa in San Vero Milis--about 32 minutes away.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cabras online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cabras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cabras are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carloforte.

Things to do in Cabras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Giovanni di Sinis, San Vero Milis, S'Archittu, Nuraghe Losa
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Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach

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Carloforte, Italy

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Delle Colonne, and then get engrossed in the history at Municipal Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cape Sandalo and then kick back and relax at La Conca.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Carloforte trip itinerary app .

Drive from Cabras to Carloforte in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Carloforte

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Municipal Archaeological Museum
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Spiaggia di Cala Fico ©
Spiaggia di Cala Fico
Cape Sandalo ©
Cape Sandalo

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Calvi, France

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Citadelle de Calvi and Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste. Take a break from the city and head to Aregno Beach and Punta Spano. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de l'Ostriconi (in Palasca) and Plage de Ghjunchitu (in Corbara). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and kick back and relax at Arinella and Algaio Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Calvi holiday planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carloforte to Calvi. Traveling from Carloforte in August, you will find days in Calvi are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aregno Beach, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, Plage de Ghjunchitu, Plage de l'Ostriconi
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Aregno Beach ©
Aregno Beach
Plage de l'Ostriconi ©
Plage de l'Ostriconi
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathar Castles and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau Comtal and O'Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne Center: Source Salee de la Sals (in Sougraigne), Chateau de Puilaurens (in Lapradelle-Puilaurens) and Maison Guinot (in Limoux). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, wander the streets of Carcassonne Medieval City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, and make a trip to Cité de Carcassonne.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Calvi to Carcassonne Center in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Calvi in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Carcassonne Center. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Chateau de Puilaurens, O'Vineyards, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, Maison Guinot
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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