58 days in Italy, Greece & France Itinerary

58 days in Italy, Greece & France Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Padua, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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 Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Nice, France

Nice ©

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 (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes), Le Nomade (in Antibes) and Lesgeckos (in Vence). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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TakSea ©
TakSea
Marineland ©
Marineland
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Monterosso al Mare (Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza & Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco), Vernazza (in Vernazza) and Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours (in Manarola). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip itinerary app.

Drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Genoa

Side Trips

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Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours ©
Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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Como, Italy

Como ©

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Como: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Bellagio (I Giardini di Villa Melzi & Basilica di San Giacomo). There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with Lake Como Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, and stop by Mr. Savethewall.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Como day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Como takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Como. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Padua.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Lake Como Adventures ©
Lake Como Adventures
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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Padua, Italy

Padua ©

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Teatro Anatomico, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then make a trip to Prato della Valle, then stop by Incantesimi di Alberto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Casa Ezzelino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally examine the collection at Zuckermann Palace.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Padua road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Como to Padua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Como in July, Padua is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony
Food Tours

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, take a tour by water with Like a Venetian, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice vacation planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Padua to Venice in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in July, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Highlights from your plan
Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bologna sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Highlights from your plan
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

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), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Baptistery of St. John). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Siena, Italy

Siena ©

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Museo della Porziuncola (in Santa Maria degli Angeli), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Assisi (Eremo delle Carceri, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, and gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Siena tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online vacation planner.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Amalfi (Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, Fontana sant'Andrea, &more), Sorrento (Food Tours, Piazza Tasso, &more) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Giovanni.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Positano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, step into the grandiose world of Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, and finally head outdoors with Lido Esercito.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salerno road trip website.

Drive from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Salerno are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Salerno

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

Before you visit Fira, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Salerno to Fira by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salerno to Fira due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Milos, Greece

Milos ©

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Paliochori Beach, stroll through Sarakiniko Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Polco Sailing Cruises.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Milos online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Milos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Milos, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Polco Sailing Cruises ©
Polco Sailing Cruises
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio), The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens travel planner.

You can fly from Milos to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Milos, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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