44 days in Italy & France Itinerary

44 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
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Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sorrento, Italy
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3
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Paris, France

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

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. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Louvre Museum ©
Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6
Palace of Versailles ©
World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
4.0

1
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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

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.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux sightseeing app.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 3 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 car ride to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Highlights from your trip
Place de la Bourse ©
World heritage site
Place de la Bourse
4.7
The Water Mirror ©
Landmark
The Water Mirror
4.3

3
nights
Toulouse, France

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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 car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Neighborhoods

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Highlights from your trip
Cite de l'espace ©
Science Museum
Cite de l'espace
3.6
Cité de Carcassonne ©
World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
4.5
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Religious Site
Basilique Saint-Sernin
4.6

1
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Marseille, France

Gateway to Provence

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 find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marseille road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Marseille takes 3.5 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 go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
The Panier ©
Neighborhood
The Panier
4.1

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Aix-en-Provence, France

City of a Thousand Fountains

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: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, visit Cours Mirabeau, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence travel planning site.

Drive from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Historic Site
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
2.7
Fondation Vasarely ©
Specialty Museum
Fondation Vasarely
3.7

3
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Nice, France

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Specialty Museum
Musée Marc Chagall
4.4
Marineland ©
Aquarium
Marineland
2.9

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Milan, Italy

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.
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 find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan online route planner.

Drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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 car ride to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Highlights from your trip
Duomo di Milano ©
Religious Site
Duomo di Milano
4.8
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Architectural Building
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
4.6
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Art Museum
Pinacoteca di Brera
4.5

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Verona, Italy

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Verona online day trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. 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 drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
World heritage site
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
4.7
Piazza delle Erbe ©
World heritage site
Piazza delle Erbe
4.6

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Venice, Italy

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker site.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7
Canal Grande ©
Water Body
Canal Grande
4.8
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. 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

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
World heritage site
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
4.5
The Baptistery of St. John ©
World heritage site
The Baptistery of St. John
4.6

4
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

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 Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Pantheon ©
World heritage site
Pantheon
4.8
Trevi Fountain ©
Must see
Trevi Fountain
4.4

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Italian Riviera

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.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, 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 drive; or fly. 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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Hiking Trail
Cinque Terre footpaths
5.0
Vernazza ©
Civic Center
Vernazza
4.3

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Naples, Italy

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 see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Naples route builder tool.

You can fly from Cinque Terre to Naples in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Galleria Borbonica ©
Military Museum
Galleria Borbonica
4.8
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park
4.6
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
4.3

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Sorrento, Italy

Land of the Sirens

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 (Miniaci Art Gallery, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more), I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along Amalfi Coast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

To plan Sorrento vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In June in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Food Tours
4.9
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Religious Site
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
4.7

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