42 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

42 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train to Meta, Bus to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Tropea
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Tropea, Italy
— 4 nights
Train to Rosarno, Bus to Taormina
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Taormina, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cefalu, Italy
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, then take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Quartier Montparnasse.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary maker website.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 3 nights

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Egizio and Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Superga and Torino Centro Storico. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Colline di Torino, wander the streets of Quadrilatero Romano, steep yourself in history at Piazza Carignano, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turin journey site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Turin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Turin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Baths · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Cannaregio. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Piazza San Marco. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice trip maker.

You can drive from Turin to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Turin in June, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza della Signoria and Centro Storico. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, learn about all things military at Stibbert Museum, and explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday planning website.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 3 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Siena and Archivio di Stato. The adventure continues: make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena, get a new perspective on nature at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, and steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena road trip tool.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palatine Hill and St. Clement Basilica. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Positano.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo. Visiting Fornillo and Walk of the Gods will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Valle dei Mulini, &more). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Positano trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tropea.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Tropea, Italy — 4 nights

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tropea Beach and Capo Vaticano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grotticelle beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina di Zungri, get outside with Ciccio sul Mare, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Michelino Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tropea day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Positano to Tropea takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tropea can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taormina.
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Taormina, Italy — 3 nights

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Explore hidden gems such as Blue Sea Diving Center and Corso Umberto. Get outdoors at Lido La Dolce Vita and Lido la Pigna. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Villa Comunale, stroll through Stockholm Beach Taormina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Mazzaro.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Taormina day trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tropea to Taormina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tropea in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Taormina, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cefalu.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Cefalu, Italy — 2 nights

Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Caldura and then wander the streets of Cefalu Coast. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Cefalu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Purgatorio.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cefalu trip website.

You can drive from Taormina to Cefalu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches
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Palermo, Italy — 3 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visit Lido Zanzibar and Spiaggia di Alcamo Marina for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cattedrale di Palermo and Oratorio di Santa Cita. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and contemplate the long history of San Giuseppe dei Teatini.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Palermo day trip app.

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Palermo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and National Archaeological Museum of Spain. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Barcelona.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Born and Ciutat Vella. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.