26 days in Italy, France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 9 nights
Nice, France
— 1 night
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights


Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

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Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Paris. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 9 nights

Museum-lovers will appreciate Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and New National Museum of Monaco. Visit Prince's Palace and Saint Charles Church for their historical value. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach, see what you can catch with aliceBoat, see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Devote.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Monte-Carlo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monte-Carlo when traveling from Paris in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Milan.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

On the 10th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Milan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 5 nights

Appreciate the collections at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Popular historic sites such as Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Ravello are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Positano (Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Fornillo, &more), Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi).

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You can fly from Milan to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, visit Cannaregio, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Lio Piccolo, and finally do a tasting at Cantina Marco Polo 6811.

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You can fly from Naples to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Monaco travel guide

Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

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.