42 days in Croatia, Italy & France Itinerary

42 days in Croatia, Italy & France Itinerary

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1
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
2
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
7
Grimaud, France
— 5 nights
8
Paris, France
— 5 nights
9
Rouen, France
— 4 nights

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visit Mekicevica Beach and Sumartin Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Hvar Beach (in Hvar), Lovrecina Bay (in Postira) and Paklina Beach (in Bol). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, kick back and relax at Firule Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Split is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect Split to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hvar, Sumartin Beach, Lovrecina Bay, Paklina Beach
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Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Firule Beach ©
Firule Beach

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
We've included these beaches for you: Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Il Sentiero Degli Dei), Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Praiano (Marina di Praia Beach & I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione, contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Split to Ravello takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Split in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Minori, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

5
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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

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You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Scuola di Cucina di Lella (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Scuola di Cucina di Lella, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

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

5
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.
Visit Castel Plage and La Ponche Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Saint-Tropez (Plage des Graniers & Plage des Canebiers), Plage de la Madrague (in Sainte-Maxime) and Ramatuelle (Plage de l'Escalet & Plage de Pampelonne). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne, kick back and relax at Paloma Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Maubois.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphael, Paloma Beach, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Plage de la Madrague
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

5
nights
Grimaud, France

Grimaud ©
Visit Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Guerrevieille for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grimaud: Plage de Vergeron (in La Croix-Valmer), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Plage de Cabasson & Domaine Sainte Marie) and Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou).

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Grimaud trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Nice to Grimaud by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Nice in May, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Grimaud: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Grimaud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Sainte-Maxime, Plage de Cavaliere, Plage des Marines
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Grimaud to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. While traveling from Grimaud, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Benerville sur Mer and Juno Beach. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Plage-Baignade Yport (in Yport), Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer) and Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Falaises d'Etretat, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and explore the galleries of Pegasus Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rouen driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rouen, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage-Baignade Yport, Falaises d'Etretat, Juno Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Plages de Houlgate
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Juno Beach ©
Juno Beach
Plage-Baignade Yport
Plage-Baignade Yport
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

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