60 days in France & Italy Itinerary

60 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Como, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 7 nights
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Sirmione, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Nice, France
— 8 nights
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Marseille, France
— 8 nights
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Lyon, France
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Perros-Guirec, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Malo, France
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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Como, Italy — 4 nights

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa Carlotta and Palazzo Borromeo. Isola Bella and Chiesa di San Vittore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Como: Orta San Giulio (San Giulio Island & Lake Orta), Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno) and Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto (in Verbania). There's more to do: kick back and relax at La Playa and cool off at Guree Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Como holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Como is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in June, expect Como to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 7 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and La Citta Alta. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (in Bergamo), Palazzo Reale Di Torino (in Turin) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

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Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Sirmione.
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Sirmione, Italy — 2 nights

Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Lago d'Iseo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borghetto sul Mincio. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, and then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sirmione trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Milan to Sirmione in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 7 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Peter's Square. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome travel route planner.

Getting from Sirmione to Rome by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 8 nights

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 some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and La cité médiévale. You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Villa Eilenroc, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Castellane) and Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 8 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Appreciate the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee du Petit Palais. Visit Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau des Baux de Provence for their historical value. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Arles (Eglise St-Trophime, Musee Departemental Arles Antique, &more), Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere & Grande Plage du Lavandou) and Aix-en-Provence (Vieil Aix, Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, &more). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Roman Theatre of Orange, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, do a tasting at Domaine La Garelle, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 6 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Maison de la Ceramique. Visit Vieux Lyon and Colline de Fourviere for their historical value. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Domaine Chateau de Citeaux (in Meursault), La Cite du Chocolat Valrhona (in Tain-l'Hermitage) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, and explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lyon online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in July, Lyon is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 8 nights

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 the city and head to Seine River and Île de la Cité. Step off the beaten path and head to Sainte-Chapelle and The Army Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Chantilly in Chantilly City (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lyon in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec, France — 2 nights

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trestraou, then enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des Douaniers, and then stroll through Plage de la Greve Blanche. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Guirec.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Paris to Perros-Guirec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Perros-Guirec to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo, France — 1 night

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo trip builder tool.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 6 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Mont Saint-Michel and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin and Maison de l'Artichaut. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Agon-Coutainville (Pointe D'Agon & Plage, Agon-Coutainville), Musee du poire (in Barenton) and Cathedrale de Coutances (in Coutances). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, examine the collection at Musee de la Mer et de l'Ecologie, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning site.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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Brittany travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.
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