22 days in France, Austria & Italy Itinerary

22 days in France, Austria & Italy Itinerary

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Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
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Steinach am Brenner, Austria
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Dobbiaco, Italy
— 3 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Bastia, France
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Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda, France
— 5 nights
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Bastia, France
— 1 night
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Toulon, France
— 1 night
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Avignon, France
— 1 day
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Valence, France
— 1 night
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Grenoble, France
— 1 night
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Besancon, France
— 1 night
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Nancy, France
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria

— 5 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml), Pfarrkirche St. Wolfgang und St. Leonhard (in Jenbach) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck tour itinerary maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Innsbruck is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. September in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Steinach am Brenner.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Steinach am Brenner, Austria

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Waldrast and then explore the activities along Obernberger See.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Steinach am Brenner online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Steinach am Brenner takes an hour. When traveling from Innsbruck in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Steinach am Brenner: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dobbiaco.

Things to do in Steinach am Brenner

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Dobbiaco, Italy

— 3 nights
Explore Dobbiaco's surroundings by going to Tre Cime di Lavaredo (in Auronzo di Cadore) and Cascate di Riva (in Campo Tures).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dobbiaco visit planning tool.

You can drive from Steinach am Brenner to Dobbiaco in 2 hours. September in Dobbiaco sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Dobbiaco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 16th (Mon), take a stroll through Boccadasse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Genoa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dobbiaco to Genoa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dobbiaco in September: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bastia.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Bastia, France

Bastia is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the north-east of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musée de Bastia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bastia sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Genoa to Bastia. In September, daily temperatures in Bastia can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda.

Things to do in Bastia

Museums
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Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda, France

— 5 nights
Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. Get out of town with these interesting Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda side-trips: Ponte Novu (in Castello-di-Rostino), Musee Pascal-Paoli (in Morosaglia) and Couvent Saint-Francois d'Orezza (in Piedicroce). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Plage de Saleccia, kick back and relax at Plage du Lotu, get your game on at A Nebbiulinca, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Desert des Agriates.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda trip planning app.

You can drive from Bastia to Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda in an hour. In September in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Bastia.

Things to do in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bastia, France

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then sample the fine beverages at LN Mattei, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, and finally make a trip to Le vieux port.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bastia online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda to Bastia takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Toulon.

Things to do in Bastia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Toulon, France

— 1 night
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Toulon trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bastia to Toulon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Toulon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Toulon

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Avignon, France

— 1 day

City of Popes

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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, then make a trip to Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Toulon to Avignon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Valence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Valence, France

— 1 night
For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Valence driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Valence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Valence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Grenoble.

Things to do in Valence

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Grenoble, France

— 1 night

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors, explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, get engrossed in the history at Musee Dauphinois, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Plan a trip to Grenoble easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Valence to Grenoble in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Valence in September: high temperatures in Grenoble hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Besancon.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Besancon, France

— 1 night
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, admire the striking features of La Citadelle de Besancon, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palais de Justice de Besancon.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Besancon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grenoble to Besancon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nancy.

Things to do in Besancon

Historic Sites

Nancy, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nancy sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Besancon to Nancy in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Nancy, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

France travel guide

4.3
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.