40 days in Italy & France Itinerary

40 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly:  28 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Monopoli, Italy
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Porquerolles Island, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Saint-Tropez, France
— 4 nights
Travel:  3 h
6
Port-Cros, France
— 4 nights
Travel:  4 h 15 min
7
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Valbonne, France
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Canberra, Australia

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea and Chiostro del Bramante. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo and Museo Civico d'Arte di Olevano. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Monastero Di S.Benedetto in Subiaco, approximately Subiaco away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, and explore the galleries of Villa Farnesina.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome route planner.

Canberra, Australia to Rome is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. While traveling from Canberra, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Monopoli.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museo Civico d'Arte di Olevano, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Stanze di Raffaello
Highlights from your plan
Villa Farnesina ©
Villa Farnesina
Museo Civico d'Arte di Olevano ©
Museo Civico d'Arte di Olevano
Chiostro del Bramante ©
Chiostro del Bramante

8
nights
Monopoli, Italy

Monopoli ©
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Ducale and Casa Vestita. Museo e Sito Archeologico Cripta Romanica and I Pastini are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monopoli: Castello Dentice di Frasso di Carovigno (in Carovigno), Ostuni (Arco Scoppa & Parco Archeologico e Naturale di Santa Maria d'Agnano) and Valle d’itria e Dintorni (in Cisternino). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia, get outside with Lido Pantano, examine the collection at Museo dell'Artiglieria all'aperto, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Palmieri.

Make your Monopoli itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rome to Monopoli in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in December: highs in Monopoli hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Six-Fours-les-Plages.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lecce, Martina Franca, Manduria, Ostuni, Cantina Albea winery and museum
Highlights from your plan
I Pastini ©
I Pastini
L'Acropoli di Puglia ©
L'Acropoli di Puglia
Dune di Campomarino ©
Dune di Campomarino

3
nights
Six-Fours-les-Plages, France

Six-Fours-les-Plages ©
On the 28th (Mon), make a trip to Collegiale Saint Pierre, then relax in the rural setting at Var Lamas, then expand your understanding of the military at La Batterie du Cap Negre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Domaines Bunan, do a tasting at Domaine Lou Capelan, learn more about the world around you at Museum Dpartemental du Var, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Estades Toulon, and finally admire the masterpieces at La Maison du Cygne.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Six-Fours-les-Plages road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Monopoli to Six-Fours-les-Plages with the Route module. In December in Six-Fours-les-Plages, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porquerolles Island.

Things to do in Six-Fours-les-Plages

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toulon, La Cadiere d'Azur
Highlights from your plan
La Maison du Cygne ©
La Maison du Cygne
Museum Dpartemental du Var ©
Museum Dpartemental du Var
Domaines Bunan ©
Domaines Bunan

3
nights
Porquerolles Island, France

Porquerolles Island ©
Get some cultural insight at Eglise Saint-Anne and Villa Carmignac. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plage d'Argent and Le Phare du Cap D'arme.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Porquerolles Island tour site.

Traveling by car from Six-Fours-les-Plages to Porquerolles Island takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Porquerolles Island

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu ©
Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu
Plage d'Argent ©
Plage d'Argent
Eglise Saint-Anne ©
Eglise Saint-Anne

4
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Visiting Cap du Dramont and Plage de Cavaliere will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port de Cavalaire and Musee de L'Artillerie. Step out of Saint-Tropez with an excursion to Chateau Font du Broc in Les Arcs sur Argens--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Le musée de l’Annonciade, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Michel, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, and take a memorable drive along Cap Camarat.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez travel app.

You can drive from Porquerolles Island to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port-Cros.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de Gigaro, Chateau Font du Broc, Musee de L'Artillerie, Plage de Cavaliere, Pointe des Sardinaux
Highlights from your plan
Cap Taillat ©
Cap Taillat
Musee de L'Artillerie ©
Musee de L'Artillerie
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

4
nights
Port-Cros, France

Port-Cros ©
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Port-Cros National Park will get you outdoors.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port-Cros trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint-Tropez to Port-Cros. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Nice.

Things to do in Port-Cros

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Port-Cros National Park ©
Port-Cros National Park

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parc du Mont Boron and Promenade du Paillon. Appreciate the collections at Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Place Rossetti, do a tasting at Domaine de Toasc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, and explore the world behind art at Espace Ferrero.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice route website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port-Cros to Nice. In January, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Valbonne.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Highlights from your plan
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez ©
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez
Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire ©
Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Musee Prieure du Vieux Logis ©
Musee Prieure du Vieux Logis

4
nights
Valbonne, France

Valbonne ©
Valbonne is a commune near Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Bastide aux Violettes and Musee Magnelli, Musee de la ceramique. Escape the urban bustle at Canyon Cote d'Azur and Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague. Step out of Valbonne with an excursion to Église Saint Veran in Utelle--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Jean, view the masterpieces at Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, shop like a local with Galerie Gabel, and don't miss a visit to Espace de l'Art Concret - Centre d'art contemporain d'interet national.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Valbonne itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Valbonne by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Valbonne are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Valbonne

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vallauris, Mouans-Sartoux, Biot, Mougins, Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Cote d'Azur ©
Canyon Cote d'Azur
La Bastide aux Violettes ©
La Bastide aux Violettes
Chapelle Saint-Jean ©
Chapelle Saint-Jean

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): wander the streets of Quartier Montparnasse, don't miss a visit to Luxembourg Palace, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, then make a trip to Place Vendome, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, then admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valbonne to Paris. Traveling from Valbonne in January, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Musee du Parfum - Fragonard ©
Musee du Parfum - Fragonard
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet
Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

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