22 days in France & Italy Itinerary

22 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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22 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Tram:  3 h 30 min
3
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Tram + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5 h
5
Ischia, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Subway + Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Promenade du Paillon and Wine Tours & Tastings. Visiting Coco Beach and Sentier du Vinaigrier will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris.

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Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Nice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Nice hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Promenade du Paillon ©
Promenade du Paillon
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

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.
On the 6th (Sun), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then make a trip to Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, and then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), then make a trip to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nice in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Bordeaux, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, then admire the striking features of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

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Getting from Bordeaux to Lyon by combination of flight and tram takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Lyon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

3
nights
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Isuledda Beach and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Berchida and Oasi Biderosa. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Brandinchi.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Teodoro itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to San Teodoro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lyon in October: high temperatures in San Teodoro hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Ischia.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia Isuledda, Oasi Biderosa, Spiaggia Berchida
Highlights from your plan
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa
Spiaggia Berchida ©
Spiaggia Berchida

1
night
Ischia, Italy

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, then kick back and relax at Maronti Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ischia holiday maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from San Teodoro to Ischia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ischia, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Chiesa del Soccorso
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Maronti Beach ©
Maronti Beach

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Piazza Navona. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Ischia to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ischia in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker tool .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Cannaregio. Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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