27 days in Italy & France Itinerary

27 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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27 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  4​h
3
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  6​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  6​h
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Natural History Museum, Ponte di Rialto and Ponte dell'Accademia. On the 10th (Thu), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dell'Accademia, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Pieta, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Il Sentiero Degli Dei as well as L'Uomo e il Mare. Take a break from the city and head to Fornillo and Monte Faito e Panorama.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in September since evenings lows in Positano dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Monte Faito e Panorama
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Monte Faito e Panorama ©
Monte Faito e Panorama
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza della Signoria, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Basilica di Santa Croce, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Positano to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. Traveling from Positano in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Florence. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off toNice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Montefioralle Winery, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vieille Ville and Colline du Chateau overlook. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Place Rossetti. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in September since evenings lows in Nice dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Tete de Chien
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Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally wander the streets of The Panier.

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You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, Marseille is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Panier ©
The Panier

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Latin Quarter. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Trocadero.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in September, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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