31 days in Italy & France Itinerary

31 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Salerno, Italy

— 4 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

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.
Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Vicoli, scale e archi (in Atrani), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Lizart Ceramiche (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, contemplate the long history of Santa Maria de Olearia, have some family-friendly fun at ASD Verde e Sport Salerno, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salerno online trip maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Salerno is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Salerno due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect Salerno to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Church of St. Louis of the French. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online tour planner.

Drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Assisi, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 10th (Tue), look for gifts at Art Leather, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero di Sant'Andrea, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, make a trip to Piazza Grande, and then do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Assisi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Assisi, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Italy

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and then make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Siena online trip planner.

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico and Campanile di Giotto. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli, &more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the striking features of Fontana del Nettuno, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then admire the landmark architecture of Archiginnasio di Bologna, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bologna trip maker app.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bologna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cannaregio and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Turin, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turin route builder website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Turin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Venice, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieille Ville and Colline du Chateau overlook. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Kuentz le Monde des Cactus (in Frejus), Saint-Raphael (Total Xscape, Catalan Bougie, &more) and Antibes (Marché provençal & Musee de la Carte Postale). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Turin in March; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Montmartre and Île de la Cité. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in March, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.

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.