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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Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  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
Ferry:  1 h
10
Capri, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Cagliari, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio), La Ca Di Radio Vecc (in Bellano) and Varenna (Il Tornio & S. Giovanni Battista). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip website.

Alexandria, Egypt to Milan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alexandria in January, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Genoa (Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more & Aquarium of Genoa), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and CinqueTerreSun (in Levanto). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Cantina du Sciacchetra, do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, do sightseeing your way with San Giorgio Boats, and take a memorable tour with NordEst Vernazza.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in January; daily highs in Cinque Terre reach 13°C and lows reach 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
San Giorgio Boats ©
San Giorgio Boats

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon), Room Escape Games (in Antibes) and Cannes (Lérins Islands & Galerie1414). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, have some family-friendly fun at Fun Kart, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nice route builder app.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Nice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Cannes, Mediatheque, La Chevrerie du Bois d'Amon, Riviera Nature
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Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Station de Ski L'Audibergue
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Room Escape Games

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: Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Ecuries d'Entrecolles, Savonnerie de Bormes, &more) and Frejus (Mont Vinaigre, Paintball Valley, &more). The adventure continues: hike along Massif du Tanneron, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Michel, get your game on at Speedkart, and walk around Parc Sainte-Claire.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in January, Saint-Tropez is a bit cooler at night 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, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Grimaud, Frejus, 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. Explore Cassis' surroundings by going to Sentier sous marin (in Hyeres), Pirates Aventures (in La Valette-du-Var) and Six-Fours-les-Plages (Var Lamas, Karting Six-Fours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some friendly competition at Bowling De Bandol, hike along Sentier Littoral, look for gifts at Pastis Et Compagnie, and browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cassis attractions planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cassis in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Bandol, Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Ciotat, Sentier sous marin, Pirates Aventures
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris route planner.

Fly from Cassis to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cassis in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow 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 see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bari trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Bari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bari: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Amalfi.

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.
Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo, Tennis Al Settimo Piano, &more) and Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo (in Cetara). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, make a trip to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bari to Amalfi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Bari in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Amalfi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Atrani, Positano, Minori
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Sea Living ©
Sea Living
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get active on the water at Capri Whales di Wendy, stop by Eco Capri, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Matromania, and explore the world behind art at Museo Ignazio Cerio.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri online tour planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Capri by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Capri sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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Capri Shore Excursion ©
Capri Shore Excursion
Capri Whales di Wendy ©
Capri Whales di Wendy
Le Ondine Beach Club ©
Le Ondine Beach Club

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): hike along Matteo Casula Guida Ambientale Escursionistica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Famar Vacanze.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cagliari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Capri to Cagliari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Capri in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Cagliari, with lows around 7°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors Transportation Parks

Side Trips

Famar Vacanze, Matteo Casula Guida Ambientale Escursionistica
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Famar Vacanze ©
Famar Vacanze

4
nights
Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Vito lo Capo (Il sentiero di Monte Monaco & San Vito Sea & Sub Service) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and Head underground at Grotta dell'Olio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Palermo online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Palermo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Food Tours
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
San Vito Sea & Sub Service ©
San Vito Sea & Sub Service

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: EtnaExcursion.it (in Trecastagni), Ortigia (in Syracuse) and Azienda Agricola Arena (in Ramacca). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Catania day trip app.

Drive from Palermo to Catania in 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

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

EtnaExcursion.it, Ortigia, Azienda Agricola Arena
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
EtnaExcursion.it ©
EtnaExcursion.it
Ortigia ©
Ortigia

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