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
3
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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 Palace of Versailles, Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday builder site .

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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 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 Shopping

Side Trip

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

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to 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, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee Matisse ©
Musee Matisse

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.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary site .

Fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Venice when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around 17°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a 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.
You've added St Martin Cathedral, Torre Guinigi, San Michele in Foro, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lucca
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Relax by the water at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Wine Tours & Tastings. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana and Torre del Mangia. Step out of Siena to go to San Gimignano and see Historic Centre of San Gimignano, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Siena trip planner .

Take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Siena sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana ©
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

5
nights
Amalfi, Italy

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 Wine Tours & Tastings, Spiaggia Grande, Museo della Carta, and other attractions.

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Drive from Siena to Amalfi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Siena in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Capri, Blue Grotto, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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. We've also included these beaches for you: Trevi Fountain and Foro di Augusto. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary site .

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. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Amalfi in September, with lows around 18°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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