58 days in Italy & France Itinerary

58 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 6 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train to Genève, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix, France
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Rome. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: highs in Rome hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Italy

— 6 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Fornillo, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Atrani.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi tour planner.

Drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole (in San Miniato), Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, and learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio.

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

Do a combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and take a memorable tour with Like a Venetian.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Marche Forville, Le Suquet, &more), Azur Wine Tours (in Vence) and Saint-Raphael (Jardin Bonaparte & TakSea). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hyeres, France

— 6 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Grimaud (Chateau de Grimaud, Eglise St Michel, &more), Sainte-Maxime (Promenade Aymeric Simon Loriere & Zipline) and Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with Vertical Horizon, get outside with Sentier sous marin, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Pradeau, and trek along Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyeres itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Hyeres. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: VeloMondo (in Leran), Terre Liquide (in Mons) and Domaine Preignes Le Vieux (in Vias). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Niaux, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

Getting from Hyeres to Carcassonne by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bayeux day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in September, expect Bayeux to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning app.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Chamonix, France

— 5 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, fly down the slopes at Aiguille du Midi, and don't miss a visit to Glacier des Bossons.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Paris to Chamonix takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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.