44 days in Italy & France Itinerary

44 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
3
Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
4
Marseille, France
— 1 night
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights
7
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
12
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
13
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
14
Sorrento, Italy
— 7 nights


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3
nights
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. May in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror and then make a trip to Place de la Bourse.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux sightseeing app.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in Bordeaux are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

3
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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Cite de l'espace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Toulouse using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Toulouse are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cité de Carcassonne
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

1
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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, enjoy some diversion at Skatepark du Prado, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the next day, take a stroll through The Panier and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marseille road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Marseille sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Panier ©
The Panier

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, visit Cours Mirabeau, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence travel planning site.

Drive from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Fondation Vasarely ©
Fondation Vasarely

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Marineland
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Marineland ©
Marineland
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain

3
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, thenexplore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan online route planner.

Drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, thentake a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Roberto Barbarani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Pentagona, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, thenmake a trip to Piazza Bra, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Verona online day trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Verona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker site.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, thenhike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and finally hike along Cinque Terre footpaths. Keep things going the next day: stop by Fannys Bazar, thentrek along Cinque Terre Trails, and then take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around °C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Fannys Bazar ©
Fannys Bazar

2
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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, thenbrowse the exhibits of The Neapolis Buried, and then make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Naples route builder tool.

You can fly from Cinque Terre to Naples in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naples when traveling from Cinque Terre in June, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Walk of the Gods), I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Museo della Carta, &more). The adventure continues: cruise along Amalfi Coast, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sorrento trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Chiesa dei Santi Ciro e Giovanni, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, Amalfi Coast
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Food Tours
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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