29 days in Italy, France & Phuket Itinerary

29 days in Italy, France & Phuket Itinerary

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29 days in Italy, France & Phuket Itinerary

Melbourne, Australia
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  12​h 30​min
Karon, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Nai Yang, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
Annecy, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne, Australia

5
days
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Kata Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nai Harn Beach and Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, stroll through Ao Sane, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chalong, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Karon trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Karon is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Karon reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Nai Yang.

Things to do in Karon

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Nai Harn, Wat Chalong, Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island)
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

1
day
Nai Yang, Thailand

Nai Yang ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Nai Thon Beach, look for gifts at Jasmin Fashion, then kick back and relax at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mai Khao Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nai Yang visit planner .

Traveling by car from Karon to Nai Yang takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nai Yang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nai Yang

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Phuket, Jasmin Fashion, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort
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Mai Khao Beach
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Nai Thon Beach

6
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Officine Creative Roma. Get some historical perspective at Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Trevignano Romano to see Riva di Polline about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Nai Yang to Rome. The time zone difference when traveling from Nai Yang to Rome is minus 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nai Yang in May; daily highs in Rome reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Riva di Polline
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

5
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siena Cathedral and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , & more), Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm (in Radda in Chianti) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Florence

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Duomo di Pisa, Le mura di Lucca, Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

5
days
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Head to Les Tarines and Chocolaterie Jacobfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserve Naturelle and Darentasia Sports De Montagne Et Hébergement. Change things up with these side-trips from Annecy: Aiguille du Midi (in Chamonix), Cormet d'Areches (in Areches) and Ferme de l'Aberieux (in Cordon). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Chedde, hike along Les Pertes de le Valserine, and identify plant and animal life at Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Annecy day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florence to Annecy takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in May, with highs in Annecy at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lescheraines, Les Tarines, Darentasia Sports De Montagne Et Hébergement, Les Pertes de le Valserine, Ferme de l'Aberieux
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Les Tarines ©
Les Tarines

5
days
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.
Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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

Traveling by train from Annecy to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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