28 days in Bourges, Chamonix & Tuscany Itinerary

28 days in Bourges, Chamonix & Tuscany Itinerary

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Bourges, France
— 1 night
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive to Porto S.Stefano, Ferry to Isola Del Giglio
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Isola Del Giglio, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Porto S.Stefano, Drive to Piombino
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Piombino, Italy
— 1 night
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Portoferraio, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Pisa
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
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Bourges, France
— 9 nights
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Bourges, France

— 1 night

Gem of the Lorraine Valley

For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bourges trip tool.

Paris to Bourges is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Chamonix.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Brevent Cable Car as well as Aiguille du Midi.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planner.

Getting from Bourges to Chamonix by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Florence.

Things to do in Chamonix

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online journey maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Siena, Italy

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Attractions like Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano & Historic Centre of San Gimignano) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Siena trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Isola Del Giglio, Italy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Spiaggia delle Cannelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa del Carma, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Giglio Blu. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Giglio Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Faraglione dell'Isola del Giglio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Caldane, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Lorenzo e Mamiliano.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isola Del Giglio route app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Siena to Isola Del Giglio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Isola Del Giglio are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Piombino.

Things to do in Isola Del Giglio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Piombino, Italy

— 1 night
Piombino is an Italian town and comune of about 35,000 inhabitants in the province of Livorno: Baratti, Fiorentina, Gagno, Populonia, Populonia Stazione and Vignale Riotorto. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Baratti and Populonia Archeological Park, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Baratti, then stroll around Rimigliano Coastal Park, and finally make a trip to Torre medievale di Populonia e Rocca degli Appiani.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Piombino trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isola Del Giglio to Piombino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Isola Del Giglio in August, you will find days in Piombino are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Piombino

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portoferraio, Italy

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Attractions like Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Cavoli make great kid-friendly stops. When in Portoferraio, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Marina di Campo, approximately Marina di Campo away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Della Biodola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acquario dell'Elba, and make a trip to Spiaggia di Lacona.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip planner.

Getting from Piombino to Portoferraio by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Pisa trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Pisa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Chamonix.
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Chamonix, France

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chamonix road trip planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bourges.

Things to do in Chamonix

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors
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Bourges, France

— 9 nights

Gem of the Lorraine Valley

Family-friendly places like ZooParc de Beauval and Chateau de Tournoel will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bourges side-trips: Aux Caprices de Cellettes (in Cellettes), Cheverny (Chateau de Cheverny & Chateau de Troussay) and Clermont-Ferrand (Place de Jaude, ASM EXPERIENCE - L'immersion Rugby, &more). See some other sides of Bourges: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale De Bourges, examine the collection at Musee du Materiel, make a trip to Les Nuits Lumiere, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bourges trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Bourges takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.