33 days in Italy, Nice & Paris Itinerary

33 days in Italy, Nice & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Porta Portese and Murano Maxfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, shop like a local with Trevimage, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts capture your imagination. Head to Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Collezione Roberto Casamontifor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a taste of the local shopping with Florence Shop 4 It, view the masterpieces at Aria Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation planning tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giovanni Battista, then hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Head to Fondazione Bisazza and Le Stanze Del Vetrofor some retail therapy. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Cinque Terre in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle), Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez) and Choisy La Galerie (in St-Paul-de-Vence). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sylvabelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and examine the collection at Musee Matisse.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice route planner.

Fly from Venice to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Venice in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 7 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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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.