41 days in Italy & France Itinerary

41 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Train:  25 h
1
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly + Tram:  3 h 15 min
6
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Rouen, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Etretat, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Train + Fly:  30 h
End: Sydney, Australia

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: Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Castiglione (Spiaggia di castiglione & Lido di Ravello). Spend the 26th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Fornillo, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Naples. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Naples reach 32°C and lows reach 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

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

4
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: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip site.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our La Spezia trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Rome to La Spezia by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. 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 Trails Fun & Games
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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 Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, stroll through Cinque Terre footpaths, learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, and head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online trip itinerary builder.

Cinque Terre is just a short distance from La Spezia. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
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: stroll through Castel Plage, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, get outside with Nikaia Glisse, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, 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 Nature

Side Trips

Villeneuve-Loubet, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Marineland, Lérins Islands, River Rafting & Tubing
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Marineland ©
Marineland
Le Village des Fous ©
Le Village des Fous

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.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon road trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram 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

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, put a fun spin on your tour with The Live Thriller, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site.

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. When traveling from Lyon in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Live Thriller ©
The Live Thriller

4
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Calvados Experience (in Pont-L'Eveque), Parc de Cleres (in Cleres) and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and get in on the family fun at Parc du Bocasse.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rouen itinerary maker app.

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Rouen to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 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, Calvados Experience, Fondation Claude Monet, Le Bois des Aigles, Parc de Cleres
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Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Parc du Bocasse ©
Parc du Bocasse
Cahem ©
Cahem

2
nights
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.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, 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 do a combination of train and bus. 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
Le Fleuve La Veules ©
Le Fleuve La Veules
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

3
nights
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 Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Les parcs a huitres (in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue) and Vallee des Moulins (in Fermanville). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, get in on the family fun at Festyland Parc, explore the striking landscape at Grottes de Jobourg, and stroll through Omaha Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, 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 take a bus; or do a combination of bus and 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 drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Festyland Parc, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Les parcs a huitres
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Festyland Parc ©
Festyland Parc

3
nights
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 see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 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

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

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