27 days in France, Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

27 days in France, Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amiens, France
— 3 nights
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Tours, France
— 1 night
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Amboise, France
— 1 night
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
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Frejus, France
— 3 nights
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Diano Marina, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verbania, Italy
— 1 night
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Sirmione, Italy
— 1 day
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Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amiens.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Amiens, France

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at Carnet de Voyages, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then wander the streets of St-Leu, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de Picardie, then contemplate the long history of Parc Samara, and finally contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amiens holiday maker website.

You can drive from Paris to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Amiens are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Amiens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Maison de Jules Verne ©
Maison de Jules Verne

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Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, go for a walk through Place Plumereau, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais, see the interesting displays at Musee des Blindes, and then make a trip to Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tours trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Tours takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Tours sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Langeais, Musee des Blindes, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

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Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 10th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, then steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then explore the galleries of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally do a tasting at Plou Et Fils.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise trip planner.

Amboise is just a short distance from Tours. In September, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Plou Et Fils ©
Plou Et Fils

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, pause for some photo ops at Le Badaud de Sarlat, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarlat Market, then experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and finally admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Beynac
Highlights from your plan
Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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Avignon, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, and finally make a trip to Pont d'Avignon. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Avignon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Avignon, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carrieres des Lumieres
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Venture out of the city with trips to Calanques (in Cassis) and Marseille (Cathédrale La Major & Parc National des Calanques). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, admire the striking features of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, and see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Frejus.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

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Frejus, France

Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. Step out of Frejus with an excursion to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a splash at Aqualand Frejus, make a trip to Site de Malpasset, and take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Frejus trip builder.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Frejus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Frejus are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Diano Marina.

Things to do in Frejus

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Aqualand Frejus ©
Aqualand Frejus

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Diano Marina, Italy

Diano Marina ©
Diano Marina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 90 km southwest of Genoa and about 5 km northeast of Imperia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino, appreciate the extensive heritage of Budello di Alassio, then delve into the distant past at Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Albenga, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Cervo, then head outdoors with Pantarei, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate.

Find out how to plan Diano Marina trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Frejus to Diano Marina in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Diano Marina can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Verbania.

Things to do in Diano Marina

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Cervo, Sanremo, Budello di Alassio, Centro Storico di Albenga
Highlights from your plan
Pantarei ©
Pantarei
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate ©
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)

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Verbania, Italy

Verbania ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): head off the coast to Isola Bella, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, then explore the activities along Lago Maggiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Veronica.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Verbania tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Diano Marina to Verbania in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Diano Marina in September, Verbania is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Veronica, Isola Bella
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 24th (Thu), kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sirmione driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Verbania to Sirmione in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bassano Del Grappa.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Jamaica Beach ©
Jamaica Beach

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Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Bassano Del Grappa ©
Bassano del Grappa is a city and comune, in the Vicenza province, in the region Veneto, in northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): browse the collection at Libreria Palazzo Roberti, see the interesting displays at Poli Museo della Grappa, get a sense of history and politics at Municipio e Loggetta Municipale, then take in the views from Ponte degli Alpini, and finally explore the activities along Fiume Brenta.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bassano Del Grappa online travel route planner.

You can drive from Sirmione to Bassano Del Grappa in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bassano Del Grappa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bassano Del Grappa

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Poli Museo della Grappa ©
Poli Museo della Grappa
Libreria Palazzo Roberti ©
Libreria Palazzo Roberti
Ponte degli Alpini ©
Ponte degli Alpini

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