44 days in Italy & France Itinerary

44 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
12
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
13
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
14
Sorrento, Italy
— 7 nights
End: Sorrento, Italy


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3
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror and then make a trip to Place de la Bourse.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux sightseeing app.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in Bordeaux are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

3
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Cite de l'espace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

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

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Toulouse are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cité de Carcassonne
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, enjoy some diversion at Skatepark du Prado, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the next day, take a stroll through The Panier and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marseille road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Musee Granet, and admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aix-en-Provence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Aix-en-Provence is very close to Marseille. In May, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Pont du Gard
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

3
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Marineland
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

3
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan online route planner.

Drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©

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nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Roberto Barbarani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Pentagona, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then make a trip to Piazza Bra, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Verona online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Room Escape Games
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice travel route planning app.

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. 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 take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, stop by Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Musei Capitolini
Musei Capitolini

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 3rd (Wed), get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then hike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and finally hike along Cinque Terre footpaths. Keep things going the next day: stop by Fannys Bazar, then trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and then take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 18°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Fannys Bazar ©
Fannys Bazar

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then browse the exhibits of The Neapolis Buried, and then make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Naples route builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Cinque Terre to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naples when traveling from Cinque Terre in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Walk of the Gods), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Museo della Carta, &more) and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, cruise along Amalfi Coast, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento online vacation planner.

Getting from Naples to Sorrento by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: take a subway; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Chiesa dei Santi Ciro e Giovanni, Amalfi Coast, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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Food Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Speed Boats Tours

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