31 days in France, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

31 days in France, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Tours, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Catania, Italy
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Paris is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Pegasus Memorial in Ranville--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Bayeux sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, then stroll around Parc Mirabeau, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, and finally make a trip to Place Plumereau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Basilique Saint Martin, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tours trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Tours takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Chenonceau
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Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Villandry

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Le Mur Des Canuts, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lyon road trip app.

You can take a train from Tours to Lyon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August in Lyon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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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 12th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then visit Cours Mirabeau, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Marseille are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques
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Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau
Calanques ©
Calanques

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Plan a trip to Monte-Carlo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Milan online travel planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Milan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, plan for little chillier nights in Milan, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

La Citta Alta, Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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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 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome holiday maker website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Caracciolo, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giuliano, steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, then pause for some photo ops at Fontana dell'Elefante, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Isola Bella, and then see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Catania online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Naples to Catania in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. August in Catania sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taormina
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Blue Sea Diving Center ©
Blue Sea Diving Center
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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