36 days in France & Italy Itinerary

36 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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36 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  4​h
2
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  6​h
7
Amalfi, Italy
— 5 nights
subway + train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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5
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.
You've added The Paris Catacombs, Champs-Elysees, Luxembourg Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
You've now added Pont du Gard to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Pont du Gard and then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Avignon online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Avignon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Pont du Gard ©
Pont du Gard

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee Matisse, Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena, and other attractions you added. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence. It doesn't end there: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planner.

Getting from Avignon to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in August, plan for a bit cooler 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 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Prince's Palace, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Jardin exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Basilica di San Marco, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palazzo Vecchio as well as Loggia dei Lanzi. Museum-lovers will get to explore Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Uffizi Galleries. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio. There's lots more to do: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Le mura di Lucca has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Torre del Mangia and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siena route maker app .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Amalfi on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Le mura di Lucca
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pompeii Archaeological Park, Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and other attractions.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amalfi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Siena to Amalfi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Siena in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, Villa Rufolo, Bagni d'Arienzo
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musei Capitolini, Vatican Museums, Spanish Steps, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Colosseum. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and steep yourself in history at Foro di Augusto.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amalfi in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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