60 days in Italy & France Itinerary

60 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 7 nights
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Banon, France
— 1 night
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Chamonix, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive
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Belluno, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 6 nights
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Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio, Drive to Capoliveri
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Capoliveri, Italy
— 1 night
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Drive to Portoferraio, Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 7 nights
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Paris, France

— 7 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (La maison sublime, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning website.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 7 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Nice (Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, Place Massena, &more) and Marineland (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, partake in some friendly competition at Mystery Games, and contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence route planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Aix-en-Provence reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Banon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Banon, France

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Librairie le Bleuet, step into the grandiose world of Medieval castle Simiane-la-Rotonde, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin de l'Abbaye de Valsaintes, then get a new perspective on nature at Musee Pierre Martel, and finally see the interesting displays at Observatoire Sirene.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Banon online trip builder.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Banon in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Banon

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 6 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.
Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to Annecy (Palais de l'Ile, La Vieille Ville, &more), Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval (Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval & Cascade du Rouget) and Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, and go for a walk through Haute Level Route, a high level walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chamonix driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Banon to Chamonix takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Biblioteca della Santa Marta, Arena di Verona, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Belluno.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Belluno, Italy

— 3 nights
Belluno, is a town and province in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belluno: Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata'' (in San Candido), Diga del Vajont (in Erto e Casso) and Lago di Dobbiaco (in Dobbiaco). There's much more to do: trek along Alta Via delle Dolomiti n. 1, take an in-depth tour of MiM Belluno - Museo Interattivo delle Migrazioni, ponder the design of Fontana di San Gioata, and make a trip to Torre Civica.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Belluno road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Belluno takes 1.5 hours. In August in Belluno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Belluno

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence sightseeing planner.

Drive from Belluno to Florence in 4 hours. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Italy

— 6 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and San Gimignano (Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Guardastelle Vineyard, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and learn about winemaking at Poggio al Bosco.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siena tour builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Capoliveri, Italy

— 1 night
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then make a trip to Spiaggia di Lacona, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Barabarca.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Capoliveri tour itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Siena to Capoliveri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Siena in September: highs in Capoliveri hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Capoliveri to Rome in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Capoliveri in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Assisi, Italy

— 7 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Orvieto (Decugnano dei Barbi & Duomo di Orvieto), Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio (in Mercatello) and Perugia (Collegio del Cambio, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, stroll around Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, and examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

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.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Umbria travel guide

4.4
Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Characterized by a landscape of green hills, attractive towns, and World Heritage-listed monuments, Umbria is the only region in the country with neither a coastline nor an international border. Umbria is home to the town of Assisi, a World Heritage Site and a major religious center that houses a number of attractions. Its Franciscan church has one of the world's finest medieval collections of frescos, a must-see on any itinerary here. Umbria is one of Italy's smaller regions, yet what it lacks in size, it more than makes up in the natural beauty of its agricultural lands and quaint villages.