19 days in France, Italy & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

19 days in France, Italy & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

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19 days in France, Italy & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Caen, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
car:  3​h 30​min
4
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Biarritz, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Pau, France
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Saint-Tropez, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Cannes, France
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
11
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
13
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
14
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
15
Conca dei Marini, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
16
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
17
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Paris is 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Caen.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Normandy American Cemetery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Caen trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Paris to Caen by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Caen to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start your trip to Mont-Saint-Michel by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. June in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll set off for Bordeaux on the 15th (Mon).

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Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Water Mirror, then get your game on at Simfactory, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bordeaux in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, you will find days in Bordeaux are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chateau Paloumey, Chateau Cantenac
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

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Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz and then take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Biarritz trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Biarritz, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota and then get great views at Monte Urgull.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia online trip planner .

You can drive from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pau.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull
Plaza de la Constitucion ©
Plaza de la Constitucion
Castillo de la Mota ©
Castillo de la Mota

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Pau, France

Pau
On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Boulevard des Pyrenees.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pau trip builder website .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Pau by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Pau

Historic Sites
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Boulevard des Pyrenees
Boulevard des Pyrenees

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national des Calanques, then stroll around Le Palais de Justice, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner .

You can fly from Pau to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Pau in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Cannes, France

Cannes
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes route planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Place Massena and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nice travel planning site .

Getting from Cannes to Nice by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande and then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 22nd (Mon), admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome tour builder tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Conca dei Marini.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Conca dei Marini, Italy

Conca dei Marini ©
Conca dei Marini is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): Head underground at Grotta dello Smeraldo, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Conca dei Marini driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Rome to Conca dei Marini in 4 hours. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Conca dei Marini, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Conca dei Marini

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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Positano, Italy

Positano ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Positano online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Conca dei Marini to Positano by car takes about an hour. In June in Positano, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

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Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 29th (Mon), stroll through Île de la Cité, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus, subway, train, and flight from Positano to Paris in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Positano in June, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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