40 days in Italy, Paris & Nice Itinerary

40 days in Italy, Paris & Nice Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 7 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 7 nights
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Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Paris is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

Nice, France

— 7 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Azur Wine Tours (in Vence), Saint-Raphael (TakSea & Jardin Bonaparte) and Aqueduc romain (in Frejus). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, stop by Vieille Ville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

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You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 5:

Venice, Italy

— 6 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Prato della Valle, Musei Civici Agli Eremitani, &more) and Verona (Fil Good, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 17:

Positano, Italy

— 7 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Fiordo di Furore (in Furore), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sorrento) and Ravello (Petit Prince Art Gallery, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). There's much more to do: cool off at Fornillo, cruise along Amalfi Coast, head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Positano holiday planner.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 24:

Florence, Italy

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: San Gimignano (Azienda Agricola San Quirico & Fattoria Il Piano), A Solatio Organic Farm (in Certaldo) and Fattoria Casa Sola (in Barberino Val d'Elsa). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, learn about winemaking at Poggio Amorelli, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner.

Getting from Positano to Florence by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Positano in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 31:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.