42 days in Italy, France & Johor Bahru Itinerary

42 days in Italy, France & Johor Bahru Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Geneva, Bus to Annecy
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Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 10 nights
Train
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Lourdes, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Nimes, France
— 7 nights
Drive
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Martigues, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Singapore Changi, Bus to Johor Bahru
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Bus to Kranji Stn, Fly to Melbourne

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Annecy, France — 3 nights

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Vieille Ville and Eglise Saint-Francois. Maison de la Galerie and Palais de l'Ile will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, put a fun spin on your tour with Mysteres du Lac, make a trip to Notre-Dame de Liesse, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Discover how to plan a Annecy trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Annecy is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In September, Annecy is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. You will leave for Paris on the 18th (Fri).
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Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Paris, France — 10 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris as well as Fondation Claude Monet. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

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Traveling by train from Annecy to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Lourdes.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Side Trips

Lourdes, France — 2 nights

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 28th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then get to know the fascinating history of Moulin Lacade - Maison Paternelle de Sainte Bernadette, and finally examine the collection at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lourdes by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In September in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Toulouse.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Toulouse, France — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee Laperouse, Palais de la Berbie, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hotel de Nupces, shop like a local with Hotel d'Assezat, then contemplate the long history of Espace EDF Bazacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Vieux-Toulouse. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Grand Rond, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, don't miss a visit to Palais de la Berbie, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Laperouse.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip planner.

Take a train from Lourdes to Toulouse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Nimes.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip

Nimes, France — 7 nights

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pont du Gard, Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms and Palais des Papes. Get some cultural insight at Un Siecle de Roulottes and Musee 1900. Get outdoors at L Aubrac and Golf Nimes-Campagne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nimes: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Collias), Chateau de Montalet (in Molieres-sur-Ceze) and Chateau de Portes (in Portes). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, view the masterpieces at CACN - Centre d'Art Contemporain de Nimes, steep yourself in history at Temple de Diane, and delve into the distant past at La Porte Auguste.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nimes online route planner.

Take a train from Toulouse to Nimes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nimes can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Martigues.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Martigues, France — 2 nights

Martigues is a commune northwest of Marseille. On the 11th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Oppidum de Saint-Blaise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de L'Annonciade, then get engrossed in the history at Petit Musee de Carro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Chapelle du Rouet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): browse the collection at Mediatheque Louis Aragon, don't miss a visit to Tableau Monumental de Guillaume Bottazzi, then kick back and relax at Plage des Laurons, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Miroir aux Oiseaux.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Martigues route planning site.

You can drive from Nimes to Martigues in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Martigues can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

Nice, France — 4 nights

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 outdoors at Promenade du Paillon and Parc du Mont Boron. Get some historical perspective at Place Garibaldi and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. And it doesn't end there: visit Place Rossetti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice holiday planner.

Drive from Martigues to Nice in 2.5 hours. October in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Florence on the 16th (Fri).
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Strozzi and Basilica di San Lorenzo. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

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You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Johor Bahru.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Johor Bahru, Malaysia — 2 nights

A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johor Old Chinese Temple, don't miss a visit to Istana Bukit Serene, and then find something for the whole family at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Johor Bahru trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Johor Bahru in 20 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Venice to Johor Bahru due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Johor Bahru at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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