60 days in Italy, Paris & Nice Itinerary

60 days in Italy, Paris & Nice Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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La Spezia, Italy
— 4 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Polignano a Mare, Italy
— 1 night
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Tropea, Italy
— 1 night
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Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vizzini, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Rome reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: A Solatio Organic Farm (in Certaldo), Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti) and Siena (San Francesco, Piazza del Campo, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Bologna, Italy

— 4 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Parma (Food Tours & Caseificio San Pier Damiani), Modena (Acetaia Villa San Donnino & Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti) and Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia & Basilica San Vitale). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, and make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna day trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Piazza delle Erbe, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Verona, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Internazionale Croce Rossa, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then learn about winemaking at Villa Calicantus. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lago di Garda, then stop by Piacere Divino Enoteca E Vini Sfusi, and then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Verona trip builder app.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

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 find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Varenna (Villa Monastero, S. Giovanni Battista, &more), Bellagio (Kayaking & Canoeing & Basilica di San Giacomo) and Orrido di Bellano (in Bellano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

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 (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

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

Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Lérins Islands & Monuments aux Morts) and Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Villa Eilenroc, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

La Spezia, Italy

— 4 nights
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Get out of town with these interesting La Spezia side-trips: Monterosso al Mare (Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza & Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco), Vernazza (Vernazza, Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, &more) and Scalinata Lardarina (in Corniglia). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Spezia day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to La Spezia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in La Spezia, with lows of 20°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Pisa.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Italy

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, then contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Bagno Carlo, do a tasting at Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa visit planner.

You can drive from La Spezia to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Pisa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 6 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sorrento), Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Fornillo, &more) and Ravello (Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Pisa to Naples in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Pisa in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Naples. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare, Italy

— 1 night
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. On the 17th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Terre di San Vito, race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for gifts at Oro della terra, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Marchesale, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Polignano a Mare trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Polignano a Mare in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Polignano a Mare, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Tropea, Italy

— 1 night
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Gourmetit, have fun and explore at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropea Beach, then see some colorful creatures with Damnam Diving Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tropea attractions planner.

Getting from Polignano a Mare to Tropea by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Taormina, Italy

— 2 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Good Fellas Art Studio, look for gifts at Made in Sicily Taormina, make a trip to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, take a memorable tour with Blue Sea Diving Center, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Varo. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Etna Wild, then do a tasting at Gambino Vini, then take an in-depth tour of Casa Cuseni, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tropea to Taormina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tropea in August since evenings lows in Taormina dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Vizzini.

Things to do in Taormina

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vizzini, Italy

— 2 nights
Vizzini is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania, on the island of Sicily, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cunziria and then make a trip to Scalinata in Maiolica.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vizzini trip planning tool.

Getting from Taormina to Vizzini by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Vizzini when traveling from Taormina in August, with lows around 24°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vizzini

Historic Sites

Italy travel guide

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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.