34 days in Italy & France Itinerary

34 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Saturnia, Italy
— 1 day
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Pitigliano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Ajaccio-Napoléon Bonaparte Airport, Drive to Bonifacio
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Bonifacio, France
— 10 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy — 6 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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: Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), Turin (Museo Egizio, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, &more) and Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & La Citta Alta). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Milan online sightseeing planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Milan is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in April; daily highs in Milan reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice online attractions planner.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Saturnia.
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Saturnia, Italy — 1 day

On the 10th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale, take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then step into the grandiose world of Piazza del Castello di Montemerano, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo di Preistoria e Protostoria della Valle del Fiora di Manciano.

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Getting from Florence to Saturnia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saturnia can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pitigliano.
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Pitigliano, Italy — 2 nights

Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo di Palazzo Orsini, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, then don't miss a visit to Via CAVA ETRUSCA SAN GIUSEPPE, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piccola Gerusalemme di Maremma. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Nicola e San Donato, pause for some serene contemplation at San Donato Church, then take in the pleasant sights at Civita di Bagnoregio, and finally get curious at Museo Geologico e delle Frane.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pitigliano trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Saturnia to Pitigliano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pitigliano can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, France — 10 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Explore Bonifacio's surroundings by going to U Porcu Ranger (in Figari), Sartene (Menhirs Paddaghhu, Ananda, &more) and Propriano (Plage du Lido, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel, hike along Sentier du Patrimoine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tour Genoise De Capanella, and visit a coastal fixture at Le phare de la Madonetta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio online holiday builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pitigliano to Bonifacio. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Go for a jaunt from Nice to Antibes to see Musee Picasso about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip website.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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 · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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