22 days in France, Croatia & Italy Itinerary

22 days in France, Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Paris CDG
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
Fly
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St-Paul-de-Vence, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Motovun, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alessandria, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Banff National Park, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15-hour combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Banff National Park to Paris, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in June, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

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.
On the 7th (Fri), walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. June in Lyon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St-Paul-de-Vence.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks

St-Paul-de-Vence, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, and finally contemplate the long history of Ville medieval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay Star Beach & Lounge and then explore the world behind art at Musee National Fernand-Leger.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St-Paul-de-Vence journey planning app.

Getting from Lyon to St-Paul-de-Vence by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in St-Paul-de-Vence are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in St-Paul-de-Vence

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands are in your itinerary. Visit Castel Plage and Coco Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes) and Les Petites Porcelaines (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice day trip site.

Nice is very close to St-Paul-de-Vence. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then add some fun to your beach time Ilirio's Hvar Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Split hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Motovun.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Motovun, Croatia

— 1 night
Motovun is a village in central Istria, Croatia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Vina Poletti, learn about winemaking at Arman Marijan Winery, then learn about winemaking at Rossi Winery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ancient City Walls.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Motovun day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Split to Motovun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Motovun

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll through Debeljak Beach and then stroll through Plovanije Beach. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Duga Uvala beach, then explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovinj day trip website.

Traveling by car from Motovun to Rovinj takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Rovinj

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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 inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Venice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Alessandria.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Alessandria, Italy

— 1 night
Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Pasticceria Gallina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Dei Santi Alessandro E Carlo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, examine the collection at AcdB Museo - Alessandria Citta delle Biciclette, then explore the ancient world of Cittadella di Alessandria, and finally learn about all things military at Museo delle Divise Militari.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alessandria itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Alessandria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in June, things will get little chillier in Alessandria: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alessandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

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.