42 days in Croatia, Italy & France Itinerary

42 days in Croatia, Italy & France Itinerary

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42 days in Croatia, Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  8​h
2
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Subway + Train:  3​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Grimaud, France
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Rouen, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sumartin Beach and Hvar Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mekicevica Beach (in Hvar), Paklina Beach (in Bol) and Lovrecina Bay (in Postira). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, enjoy the sand and surf at Firule Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Split trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Split is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect Split to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Paklina Beach, Sumartin Beach, Lovrecina Bay
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:
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Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Firule Beach ©
Firule Beach

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Relax by the water at Spiaggia di castiglione and Fornillo. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Praiano (Marina di Praia Beach & I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos), Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Spiaggia Grande, & more).

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

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Split to Ravello in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Split in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Conca dei Marini, Praiano, Minori, Amalfi
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome planning tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 13 — 18:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Scuola di Cucina di Lella (in Siena). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Scuola di Cucina di Lella, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Castel Plage and Plage des Canebiers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Saint-Tropez (La Ponche Beach & Plage des Graniers), Plage de la Madrague (in Sainte-Maxime) and Ramatuelle (Plage de l'Escalet & Plage de Pampelonne). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, and examine the collection at Confiserie Azureenne.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip maker app .

Fly from Venice to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphael, Plage de la Mariniere, Confiserie Azureenne, Plage de la Madrague
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

5
nights
Grimaud, France

Grimaud ©
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Sylvabelle and Heraclee Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grimaud: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Plage de Gigaro), Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou) and Plage de Cabasson (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grimaud tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nice to Grimaud takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in May: highs in Grimaud hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Grimaud

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris tour planner.

Getting from Grimaud to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Grimaud in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a bus 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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Juno Beach and Plage Du Tilleul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer), Plage-Baignade Yport (in Yport) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and kick back and relax at Plage de Benerville sur Mer.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Rouen to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plages de Houlgate, Plage de Benerville sur Mer, Plage Du Tilleul, Pegasus Memorial, Juno Beach
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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Juno Beach ©
Juno Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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