17 days in Italy, Paris & South of France Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Paris & South of France Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Tue), wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, then stop by 7eme Arrondissement, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, and finally stop by 6th Arrondissement.

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Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

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Nice, France

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs and Eglise. Get outdoors at Plage de la Mariniere and Tete de Chien. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Antibes (Chapelle de la Garoupe & Old Town) and Baou de Saint Jeannet (in Saint Jeannet). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Eze Sur Mer Strand, stroll through Coco Beach, make a trip to Citadelle Saint-Elme, and see some colorful creatures with Rand'eau evasion.

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Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, Nice is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Buranco Agriturismo and Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours and Castello Doria. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planning app.

Getting from Nice to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cinque Terre, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Positano.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Tours
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Positano, Italy

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Positano and Monte Tre Calli. Escape the urban bustle at Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano and look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

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You can fly from Cinque Terre to Positano in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Positano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, take a stroll through Ghetto Ebraico, and then wander the streets of Rione Monti. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, then don't miss a visit to Trajan's Column, then admire the natural beauty at Monte Pincio, and finally wander the streets of Quartiere Coppede.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome visit planner.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Positano in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.