41 days in Italy & France Itinerary

41 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
3
La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Nice, France
— 5 nights
6
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
8
Rouen, France
— 4 nights
9
Etretat, France
— 2 nights
10
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
11
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 3 nights

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi), Castiglione (Spiaggia di castiglione & Lido di Ravello) and Positano (Fornillo, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Naples at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Le Vigne di Raito
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

4
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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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 2nd (Thu), do a tasting at Enoteca la Civilta del Bere e Altro, stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Marmori, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monesteroli.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our La Spezia trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Rome to La Spezia by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder nights in La Spezia, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks · Fun & Games · Wineries
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Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere ©
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere
Room Escape Games
Enoteca la Civilta del Bere e Altro ©
Enoteca la Civilta del Bere e Altro

4
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.
Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Canyon Park (in Bagni di Lucca). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, and explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from La Spezia to Cinque Terre in an hour. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. July in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Canyon Park
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

5
nights
Nice, France

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Breil-sur-Roya). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, delve into the lush surroundings at Pitchoun Forest, and kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Nice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Cinque Terre, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Villeneuve-Loubet, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Lérins Islands, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and finally get your game on at SENSAS Lyon. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lyon when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
SENSAS Lyon ©
SENSAS Lyon
Room Escape Games

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Le Marais, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

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
The Live Thriller ©
The Live Thriller

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Parc de Cleres (in Cleres), Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur) and Calvados Experience (in Pont-L'Eveque). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and find something for the whole family at Cahem.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, Rouen is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Parc du Bocasse, Cerza, Parc de Cleres, Le Bois des Aigles, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
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Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Cahem ©
Cahem
Parc de Cleres ©
Parc de Cleres

2
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Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at L'Aiguille Creuse, get outside with Cote d'Albatre, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and finally explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Cressonnieres, get outside with Le Fleuve La Veules, then kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, and finally make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Etretat online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Veules-les-Roses, Plage Du Tilleul
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Le Fleuve La Veules ©
Le Fleuve La Veules

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Les parcs a huitres (in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue), Vallee des Moulins (in Fermanville) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, get in on the family fun at Festyland Parc, examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Les parcs a huitres, Festyland Parc, Vallee des Moulins, Omaha Beach, Grottes de Jobourg
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Festyland Parc ©
Festyland Parc

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel and then get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Champrepus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then cool off at Alligator Bay.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Alligator Bay, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Zoo de Champrepus, Pointe D'Agon
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus

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