55 days in Italy & France Itinerary

55 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
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Venice, Italy

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Piazza delle Erbe, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Verona (Arche Scaligere, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary app.

Milan to Venice is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica of Santa Croce. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence planning app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · 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.
Get some cultural insight at Castello di Monterinaldi and Guardastelle Vineyard. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano, Torre Grossa, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, steep yourself in history at Casa di Santa Caterina, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Assisi, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Eremo delle Carceri are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Museo della Porziuncola and Studio Moretti Caselli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria (in Perugia), Montefalco (Wild Foods Italy & Montioni Frantoio e Cantina) and Museo Cinema a Pennello (in Montecosaro). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, identify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Assisi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 6 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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Italy

— 5 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and San Giovanni del Toro. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Carta and Ravello Arte. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and make a trip to Villa Rufolo.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello travel route planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Ravello to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Tempio di Giove Capitolino will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Sorrento) and Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, steep yourself in history at Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naples journey builder tool.

Drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Naples, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Let the collections at Musee Picasso and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Be Free 2 Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Azur Wine Tours (in Vence) and Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet). There's much more to do: stop by Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip website.

You can fly from Naples to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in July, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Hyeres, France

— 4 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chartreuse de la Verne and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Visit Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles), Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime) and La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Les Vieux Salins d'Hyeres, explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse de Ramatuelle.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyeres holiday planner.

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hyeres, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bayeux.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bayeux, France

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bayeux trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Hyeres to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hyeres in July, with highs in Bayeux at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.