56 days in France & Italy Itinerary

56 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Cauterets
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Cauterets, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cassis, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive
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Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights

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6
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Paris, France

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cauterets.

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Cauterets, France

Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
On the 8th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on Caminando. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise des Templiers.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cauterets planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Paris to Cauterets takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cassis.

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Cassis, France

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. On the 10th (Wed), cast your line with Peche. Calanques. Com, surround yourself with nature on Trolib, then explore the world behind art at Musee Municipal Mediterraneen d’Arts et Tradition Populaires, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre Du Brusc, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Littoral, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Villa des Flo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cassis day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cauterets to Cassis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Cassis are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

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7
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Nice, France

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 some historical perspective at Lérins Islands and Palais Lascaris. Let the collections at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice capture your imagination. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Le Suquet (in Cannes), Antibes (Galerie du Faune, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), &more) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Cassis to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Naples.

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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Let the collections at Museo della Carta and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeii (Terme del Foro & Villa dei Misteri), Duomo di Ravello (in Ravello) and Valle delle Ferriere (in Amalfi). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gennaro, take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples trip planning app.

Getting from Nice to Naples by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

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Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Duomo di Ravello
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Museo della Carta
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli), Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco) and Campo Imperatore (in Assergi). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome tour planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

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Assisi, Italy

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Let the collections at Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono and Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Collegio del Cambio (in Perugia) and Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at San Damiano, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in March, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Assisi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Campanile di Giotto. Appreciate the collections at Pitti Palace and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Duomo di Siena, Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

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M.G. Design
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Venice, Italy

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 some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Let the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica di Santa Giustina, Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art, &more), Y-40 The Deep Joy (in Montegrotto Terme) and Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Verona.

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Doge's Palace ©
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Doge's Palace
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Piazza San Marco ©
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Piazza San Marco
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Basilica di San Marco
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Basilica di San Marco
4.4

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Verona, Italy

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Get some historical perspective at Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine and Arena di Verona. Get some cultural insight at Fondazione Bisazza and Piazza delle Erbe. Venture out of the city with trips to Brescia Castle (in Brescia), Vicenza (Basilica dei Santi Felice e Fortunato & Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari) and Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Altopiano di Boniprati, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Verona, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Milan.

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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
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Museo di Castelvecchio
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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll explore and learn at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata and Museo Egizio. Visit Duomo di Milano and Basilica di San Fedele for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte (in Varenna), Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano) and Colico (Forte Montecchio Nord & Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, view the masterpieces at Galleria Sabauda, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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