46 days in Italy, Paris & Valencia Itinerary

46 days in Italy, Paris & Valencia Itinerary

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46 days in Italy, Paris & Valencia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Villasimius, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Baunei, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 9 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + ferry:  8​h 30​min
8
Lipari, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Orléans Cathedral and Chateau de Pierrefonds. Attractions like The Paris Catacombs and Jardin des Plantes make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais), Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace (in Le Bourget) and Froissy Dompierre Light Railway (in Froissy). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The Army Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blandy, Eglise Notre Dame de Pitie, Orléans Cathedral, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

7
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore El Castell de Guadalest and Museo Etnologico.. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Gandia. Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Guadalest Valley (in Alicante), Castillo de Montesa (in Montesa) and Benidorm (Placa del Castell, La Cruz de Benidorm, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Peniscola Castle, examine the collection at Valor Museo Del Chocolate, explore the fascinating underground world of Coves de Sant Josep, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Valencia tour planning site .

You can fly from Paris to Valencia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Valencia at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Villasimius.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Benidorm, Peniscola, Guadalest, Castillo de Montesa, Castell de Xativa
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen
Playa Gandia ©
Playa Gandia
Peniscola Castle ©
Peniscola Castle

2
nights
Villasimius, Italy

Villasimius ©
Kids will enjoy Cala Pira and Spiaggia di Punta Molentis. Visit Simius Beach and Itinera Beach for some beach relaxation.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Villasimius route app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valencia to Villasimius. When traveling from Valencia in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Villasimius: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Itinera Beach, Cala Pira
Highlights from your plan
Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Simius Beach ©
Simius Beach
Cala Pira ©
Cala Pira

3
nights
Baunei, Italy

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cala Biriala and Cala Goloritzè. Escape the urban bustle at Lido di Orri and Cala Fuili Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Grotta del Bue Marino in Cala Gonone (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Baunei trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Villasimius to Baunei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Villasimius in August: highs in Baunei hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dorgali, Lido di Orri
Highlights from your plan
Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Cala Fuili Beach ©
Cala Fuili Beach

3
nights
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di Capo Comino and Lu Impostu Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Porto Istana Beach and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Go for a jaunt from San Teodoro to Siniscola to see Spiaggia Berchida about 48 minutes away.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Teodoro road trip tool .

You can drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in San Teodoro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Siniscola, Porto Istana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia Berchida ©
Spiaggia Berchida
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo

3
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Visit Spiaggia Mugoni and Spiaggia di Maria Pia for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Parco Nazionale Asinara. The adventure continues: Head underground at Capo Caccia.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alghero visit planning app .

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Alghero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Alghero are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Asinara
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Scuba & Snorkeling
Asinara ©
Asinara

9
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 Il Faro and Passeggiata lungo la restera. Visit Piazza dei Signori and Road of 52 Tunnels for their historical value. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Vicenza (Piazza dei Signori & Basilica Palladiana), La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella) and Vecchia Chiesa Parrocchiale (in Villalta). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

To plan Venice vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Alghero to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Vicenza, Aquileia, Museo Della Centuriazione Romana, Bibione Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Lipari, Italy

Lipari ©
Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani and Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano. Visit Coral Beach and Spiaggia Valle i Mura for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Lipari to Isola Vulcano to see Vulcano about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Cala Junco, take an in-depth tour of Regional Aeolian Archeological Museum Luigi Bernabo Brea, head outdoors with Havana Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lipari day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and ferry from Venice to Lipari in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Venice in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Lipari. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vulcano, Cala Junco
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani
Mister Baffo Beach ©
Mister Baffo Beach

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