57 days in Italy & France Itinerary

57 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 4 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 5 nights
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Avignon, France
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (University of Padova, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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Milan to Venice is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Verona, Italy

— 3 nights

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.
Arena di Verona and Casa di Giulietta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Centro Storico. Step out of Verona to go to Mantua and see Palazzo Ducale, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), and step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 5 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 Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Visit The Baptistery of St. John and Basilica of Santa Croce for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti), Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa) and Siena (Duomo di Siena, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Assisi, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Tili Vini Societa Agricola. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eremo delle Carceri and Rocca Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna), Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco) and Azienda Agricola Leuta (in Pietraia). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono, browse the exhibits of Rocca Medievale Di Offagna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Italy

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Trofimena.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

Getting from Assisi to Ravello by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in August since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Pantheon and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, and take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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 some cultural insight at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville. You'll explore and learn at Musee Picasso and Musee Matisse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: TakSea (in Saint-Raphael), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Cannes (La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Hyeres, France

— 5 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. Chateau de la Clapiere and Le musée de l’Annonciade will appeal to museum buffs. Vieille Ville and La Certosa di La Verne are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont), Collobrieres (Confiserie Azureenne & Chartreuse de la Verne) and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Regard, and explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres road trip planning site.

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 September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Hyeres. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Avignon, France

— 5 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Visit Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau de Lourmarin for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Musee Granet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Trolib (in Cassis), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Avignon holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Avignon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Avignon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 5 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise St. Vincent. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parc de la Prehistoire and O'Vineyards. Go for a jaunt from Carcassonne to Mons to see Terre Liquide about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Carcassonne online trip maker.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial de Caen. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, and learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Carcassonne in September: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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

Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.