22 days in Italy, France & Grindelwald Itinerary

22 days in Italy, France & Grindelwald Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Reims, France
— 1 night
Train
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Livorno, Italy
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Drive to Pisa International Airport, Fly to Bastia-Poretta Airport, Drive to Bastia
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Bastia, France
— 1 night
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Drive to Bastia-Poretta Airport, Fly to Pisa International Airport, Drive to Livorno
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Livorno, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step off the beaten path and head to The Army Museum and Ile Saint-Louis. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online road trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 8.5 hours. When traveling from Adelaide in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Reims.
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Reims, France — 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 15th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jacques, awaken your taste buds at Champagne Lallement Massonnot, then do a tasting at Champagne Lallement Massonnot, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum. On the next day, do a tasting at Champagne Pierre Morlet, do a tasting at Champagne Joseph Desruets, do a tasting at Champagne Janisson Baradon et Fils, then do a tasting at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, and finally learn about winemaking at Bulles et Bonheur champagne Elodie D.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reims trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Reims takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Reims, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg road trip planning site.

Take a train from Reims to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): wander the streets of Alpiglen, then trek along Maennlichen Royal Walk, then hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grosse Scheidegg, then hike along Axalp, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Como.
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tempio Voltiano. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Leonardo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa, then steep yourself in history at Menaggio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Como online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Como by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Como, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, admire the masterpieces at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Milan day trip tool.

You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Portofino.
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Portofino, Italy — 2 nights

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, enjoy the sea views from Faro Di Portofino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Del Parco. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portofino trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Portofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, Portofino is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, hike along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre road trip app.

You can take a train from Portofino to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Portofino in October, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Livorno.
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Livorno, Italy

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Terme del Corallo di Livorno, ride a horse along Percorso del Pellegrino, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arciconfraternita di Santa Giulia.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Livorno travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Livorno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Livorno can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bastia.
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Bastia, France — 1 night

Bastia is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the north-east of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratoire de la Confrerie de Saint-Roch (XVII), then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bastia, then examine the collection at Musée de Bastia, and finally contemplate the long history of Oratoire de l'Immaculee-Conception.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bastia road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Livorno to Bastia with the Route module. October in Bastia sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Livorno.
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Livorno, Italy

Naples of the North

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Livorno road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bastia to Livorno. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

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 29th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

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You can fly from Livorno to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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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.
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Corsica travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.
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