23 days in Italy, Cannes & Paris Itinerary

23 days in Italy, Cannes & Paris Itinerary

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23 days in Italy, Cannes & Paris Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Rapallo, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Cannes, France
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Forte Dei Marmi, Italy

Forte Dei Marmi ©
Forte dei Marmi is a sea town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy). Forte Dei Marmi is known for nightlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Bagno Maestrale, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Minerva, don't miss a visit to Pontile Medaglie d'Oro, and stroll through Bagno Milano.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Forte Dei Marmi driving holiday planning site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Forte Dei Marmi is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in May: high temperatures in Forte Dei Marmi hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rapallo.

Things to do in Forte Dei Marmi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bagno Maestrale ©
Bagno Maestrale
Bagno La Perla ©
Bagno La Perla
Parrocchia di Sant'Eremete ©
Parrocchia di Sant'Eremete

3
nights
Rapallo, Italy

Rapallo ©
As the Italian Riviera's largest town, Rapallo is noted for its castle perched above the sea and the colorful buildings that lead down the hill to the south-facing bay.
Rapallo is known for historic sites, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Montallegro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, make a trip to Chiesa S. Francesco - Padri Somaschi, and explore the historical opulence of Incendio del Castello con la Processione Religiosa dei Crocifissi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rapallo trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Forte Dei Marmi to Rapallo takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Forte Dei Marmi in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rapallo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portofino.

Things to do in Rapallo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario di Montallegro ©
Santuario di Montallegro
Chiesa S. Francesco - Padri Somaschi ©
Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo

2
nights
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria d'Arte Portofino, take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and finally identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Martino, then admire the striking features of Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Del Parco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portofino travel planning app .

Portofino is very close to Rapallo. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Marina di Portofino ©
Marina di Portofino

8
nights
Cannes, France

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Aix-en-Provence (Librairie Le Blason, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Nice (Vieille Ville, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Lérins Islands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, indulge your taste buds at Marche Forville, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pierini Verre contemporain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Portofino to Cannes in 4 hours. Traveling from Portofino in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cannes, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Pierini Verre contemporain, The Orange Tree Galerie
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

6
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Cannes to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Cannes in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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