22 days in Italy, Paris & Split Itinerary

22 days in Italy, Paris & Split Itinerary

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22 days in Italy, Paris & Split Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  15 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then discover the magic at Disneyland Paris.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Paris. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then browse the exhibits of Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Rome reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 20th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Positano trip builder app .

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Salerno, Italy

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 22nd (Mon), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and then don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salerno itinerary planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. June in Salerno sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Salerno

Tours Transportation Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno
Promenade Trieste ©
Promenade Trieste

1
night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Station Assisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, then see the interesting displays at Casa del Cioccolato Perugina, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in June, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Assisi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Casa del Cioccolato Perugina
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Station Assisi ©
Discovery Station Assisi
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Canal Grande and Doge's Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the history behind Pietre d'Inciampo - Stolpersteine, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Bring the kids along to Mekicevica Beach and Museum of Senses Split. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Dubovica Beach (in Zarace), Punta Rata Beach (in Brela) and Lovrecina Bay (in Postira). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Split Synagogue, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Split by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lovrecina Bay, Church Of St. Roch, Dubovica Beach, Mekicevica Beach, Punta Rata Beach
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

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