43 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

43 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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43 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
3
Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway:  45 min
4
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
5
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Tivoli, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Tuscania, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
10
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
12
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
13
Legnano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
14
Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
15
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
16
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Indianapolis, United States

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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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods (in Positano) and Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, and learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Naples sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, Convento di Santa Maria a Castro, Vesuvio National Park
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Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Explore Pompeii's surroundings by going to Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito, Sol’Art Ceramiche, & more) and Salerno (Tempio di Pomona, Chiesa di San Giorgio, & more). It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii trip itinerary maker app .

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In June, daytime highs in Pompeii are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a subway to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

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Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Positano (Fornillo, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more). Dedicate the 20th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento day trip planning site .

Traveling by subway from Pompeii to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Positano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
When in Amalfi, make a side trip to see Walk of the Gods in Positano, approximately 34 minutes away. Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 25th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), make a trip to Fiordo di Furore, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Sorrento to Amalfi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Amalfi are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tivoli.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Fiordo di Furore
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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night
Tivoli, Italy

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Villa Adriana and then contemplate the long history of Villa d'Este.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tivoli trip maker .

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Tivoli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amalfi in June: highs in Tivoli hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tuscania.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites Parks
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Villa d'Este ©
Villa d'Este
Villa Adriana ©
Villa Adriana

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Tuscania, Italy

Tuscania ©
Tuscania is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, Lazio Region, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Torre di Lavello, then admire the local landmark of Fontana delle sette cannelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rosa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Riposo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tuscania tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Tivoli to Tuscania by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Tuscania

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Chiesa di San Pietro ©
Chiesa di San Pietro
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Museo Archeologico di Tuscania ©
Museo Archeologico di Tuscania

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nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip maker site .

You can drive from Tuscania to Siena in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Siena are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa online holiday planner .

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Cinque Terre.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
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 6th (Mon): get outside with Pescaturismo a Monterosso and then hike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then hike along Cinque Terre footpaths.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre vacation builder site .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Milan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Legnano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Legnano, Italy

Legnano ©
Legnano is an Italian town and comune with 60,313 inhabitants in the north-westernmost part of the Metropolitan City of Milan, about 20km from central Milan. On the 9th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Legnano road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Legnano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Legnano

Fun & Games
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Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano ©

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Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Lake Como Adventures (in Como) and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante). There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Tranquilla, hike along Sentiero dei Forti, and grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Legnano to Bellagio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bellagio are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bellagio

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Colico, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino
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Sentiero dei Forti ©
Sentiero dei Forti
Lake Como Adventures ©
Lake Como Adventures
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

You can drive from Bellagio to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

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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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris route planner .

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Paris reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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