60 days in Italy, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Paris Itinerary

60 days in Italy, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Paris Itinerary

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60 days in Italy, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Paris Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Saint-Tropez, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cassis, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Bari, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Amalfi, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Capri, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Cagliari, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
12
Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Alexandria, Egypt

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio), La Ca Di Radio Vecc (in Bellano) and Varenna (Il Tornio & S. Giovanni Battista). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Legnoncino, and make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip planning tool .

Alexandria, Egypt to Milan is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in January; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Como, Varenna, La Pinetina, Monte Grona, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio
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La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Leaning tower Pisa (in Pisa) and Genoa (Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more & Aquarium of Genoa). There's still lots to do: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, take a tour by water with NordEst Vernazza, do a tasting at Cantina 5 Terre, and stroll through CinqueTerreSun.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Milan in January, expect Cinque Terre to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Genoa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, CinqueTerreSun
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

6
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon), Cannes (Lérins Islands & Galerie1414) and Room Escape Games (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Riviera Nature, put a fun spin on your tour with 1,2,3 CAT, have some family-friendly fun at Game Over, and enjoy some diversion at Mediatheque.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice day trip site .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Nice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cannes, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Fun Kart, Room Escape Games, Station de Ski L'Audibergue
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Room Escape Games
Riviera Nature ©
Riviera Nature

6
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Frejus (Mont Vinaigre, Paintball Valley, & more), Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Ecuries d'Entrecolles, Savonnerie de Bormes, & more). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Speedkart, find something for the whole family at Accro Aventures, tour the water at your own pace with Transports Maritimes Tropeziens, and get outside with Jet 007.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez tour planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint-Tropez, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

Hyeres, Frejus, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Grimaud, Le Lavandou
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Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Jet 007 ©
Jet 007

5
nights
Cassis, France

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Venture out of the city with trips to Six-Fours-les-Plages (Var Lamas, Karting Six-Fours, & more), Bandol (Sentier Littoral, Mistral Evasion, & more) and Sentier sous marin (in Hyeres). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michel, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, and enjoy some diversion at La Guillaumiere Parc de Loisir.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cassis visit app .

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Cassis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Cassis are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Six-Fours-les-Plages, Bandol, La Ciotat, Pirates Aventures, Sentier sous marin
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Cape Canaille ©
Cape Canaille
Room Escape Games
Var Lamas ©
Var Lamas

7
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and don't miss a visit to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Paris visit planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cassis to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cassis in January, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 5:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Room Escape Games

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday planner.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bari.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Bari, Italy

Bari
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bari trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Venice to Bari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in February, expect nights in Bari to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. You will leave for Amalfi on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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6
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praiano (Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista, Grotte di Suppraiano, & more), Positano (Fornillo, Tennis Al Settimo Piano, & more) and Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo (in Cetara). The adventure continues: cruise along Maestra dei Villaggi Road, don't miss a visit to Vicoli, scale e archi, take some stellar pictures from Torre dello Ziro, and tour the water at your own pace with Chic & Fabulous.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Bari to Amalfi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Bari in February, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Positano, Atrani, Minori
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Sea Living ©
Sea Living
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Valle dei Mulini ©
Valle dei Mulini

4
nights
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, outdoors, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go all around town with Capri Shore Excursion, tour the water at your own pace with Vincenzo Capri Boats, stop by Eco Capri, and hike along Pizzolungo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Capri travel route website .

Traveling by ferry from Amalfi to Capri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Capri are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Capri Shore Excursion ©
Capri Shore Excursion
Le Ondine Beach Club ©
Le Ondine Beach Club
Parco Astarita ©
Parco Astarita

2
nights
Cagliari, Italy

Cagliari
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): trek along Matteo Casula Guida Ambientale Escursionistica. Here are some ideas for day two: choose your vessel at Famar Vacanze.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cagliari trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Cagliari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Capri in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cagliari, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Famar Vacanze, Matteo Casula Guida Ambientale Escursionistica
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4
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: San Vito lo Capo (Il sentiero di Monte Monaco & San Vito Sub & Sea Service) and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta dell'Olio.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cagliari to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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San Vito Sea & Sub Service ©
San Vito Sea & Sub Service
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

3
nights
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Azienda Agricola Arena (in Ramacca), Ortigia (in Syracuse) and EtnaExcursion.it (in Trecastagni). It doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Etna.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Catania trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Palermo to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

EtnaExcursion.it, Azienda Agricola Arena, Ortigia
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
EtnaExcursion.it ©
EtnaExcursion.it
Ortigia ©
Ortigia

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