31 days in Italy & France Itinerary

31 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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31 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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4
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Salerno and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Maiori (Santa Maria de Olearia & Chiesa di San Francesco), Lizart Ceramiche (in Praiano) and Vicoli, scale e archi (in Atrani). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giorgio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and have some family-friendly fun at ASD Verde e Sport Salerno.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salerno journey website .

Cairo, Egypt to Salerno is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Salerno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Salerno is a bit cooler than Cairo - with highs of 18°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Maiori, Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario, Vicoli, scale e archi, Lizart Ceramiche
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Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte ©
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip maker site .

You can take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in March, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 10th (Tue), stop by Art Leather, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero di Sant'Andrea, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, make a trip to Piazza Grande, then do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Assisi, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Piazza Grande, Rocca Paolina
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2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and then browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico and Palazzo Vecchio. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence tour planner.

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pisa
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

1
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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the striking features of Fontana del Nettuno, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then admire the landmark architecture of Archiginnasio di Bologna, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bologna trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Bologna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Archiginnasio di Bologna ©
Archiginnasio di Bologna
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and St Mark's Campanile. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice vacation site .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then make a trip to Basilica of Superga. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally make a trip to Piazza Castello.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turin trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Turin by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Venice in March, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
Piazza Castello ©
Piazza Castello

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vieille Ville and Promenade des Anglais. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuentz le Monde des Cactus (in Frejus), Saint-Raphael (Total Xscape, Catalan Bougie, &more) and Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup). There's still lots to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and hunt for treasures at Marche provencal.

For ratings and tourist information, read Nice trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Turin to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Turin in March, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael, Antibes, Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Parc des Rives du Loup
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Montmartre and Île de la Cité. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Paris is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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