50 days in Italy, Greece & France Itinerary

50 days in Italy, Greece & France Itinerary

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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paros, Greece
— 4 nights
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 9 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Portovenere and Church of San Giovanni Battista. Shop till you drop at Vernazza and Art in Banchi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, trek along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning website.

Rome to Cinque Terre is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Castel Plage and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip website.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Nice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cinque Terre in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bellagio.
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Bellagio, Italy — 3 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Take a break from the city and head to Orrido di Bellano and Kayaking & Canoeing. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte and Quelli Della Pelle. Get out of town with these interesting Bellagio side-trips: Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina), Cantina Fontechiara (in Borgomanero) and Castello di Vezio (in Vezio). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, and admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bellagio trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Bellagio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bellagio: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: PER Bottega e Cheese Bar (in San Pietro di Feletto), Toni Doro - Il Prosecco (in Vittorio Veneto) and PDC Cartizze (in Valdobbiadene). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and stop by Cannaregio.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary website.

Getting from Bellagio to Venice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 4 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Step out of the city life by going to Parikia Town and Golden Beach. Visit Martselo beach and Krios Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Lefkes, look for gifts at ONEIPA Concept Store, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterflies Nature Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monastiri Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paros trip tool.

You can fly from Venice to Paros in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Paros due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in September, Paros is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Greece — 4 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kastro and Fish & Olive. We've included these beaches for you: Mikri Vigla Beach and Finikas Beach. Explore Naxos Town's surroundings by going to Church of Panagia Filotitissa (in Filoti) and Tower of Zevgolis (in Apeiranthos). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of The Temple of Apollo – Portara, identify plant and animal life at Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece, kick back and relax at Saint George Beach, and stroll through Plaka Beach.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Naxos Town trip app.

Ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos Town in an hour. September in Naxos Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Agios Sostis Beach and Ornos Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Little Venice and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, stop by Triciclo Art Shop Mykonos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, and don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town vacation app.

Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

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.
Head to La Bottega di Marilu' and Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Librifor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela & Duomo di Ravello) and Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at Le Vigne di Raito, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo di Citta, see some colorful creatures with Subsalerno Diving, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno trip builder website.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Salerno in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Salerno can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 9 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Lupanar (in Pompeii), Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna (in Sorrento) and Positano (MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano, Miniaci Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, and contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio National Park.

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Traveling by car from Salerno to Naples takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salerno in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Naples. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 4 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ancient Theatre of Taormina and Piazza del Duomo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce and Sicilia Outlet Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Pastificio Il Mattarello (in Bronte), Isola Bella (in Taormina) and Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mt Etna, contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, and admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa San Benedetto.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Catania route maker site.

Fly from Naples to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Via Condotti and L'Artigianato. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome tour planning tool.

You can fly from Catania to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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