19 days in Italy, Paris & Aix-en-Provence Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
Montepulciano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport, Fly to Seattle


Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

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: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Aix-en-Provence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 4 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Nice (Place Massena, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more), Marseille (Le Vieux Port, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): trek along Cinque Terre footpaths and then walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Siena.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Siena, Italy — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Gimignano (Torre Grossa, Podere La Marronaia- Le Colonne Biodynamic Winery & Farm, &more), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Lucca (Le mura di Lucca & St Martin Cathedral). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Siena road trip app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Siena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montepulciano.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Montepulciano, Italy — 2 nights

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): do a tasting at Mate Winery, do a tasting at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, and then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. On your second day here, do a tasting at Tenuta Valdipiatta and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Val d'Orcia.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montepulciano trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Siena to Montepulciano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.