45 days in Italy & France Itinerary

45 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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45 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dijon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Autun, France
— 2 nights
bus + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
train + bus:  1​h
6
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Nice, France
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
10
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
11
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
12
Cremona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
14
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
15
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
16
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
17
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
18
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
19
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
subway:  1​h 15​min
End: Naples, 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Chartres to see Chartres Cathedral about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, don't miss a visit to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will leave for Dijon on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

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Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion, examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, do a tasting at Maison Joseph Drouhin, then don't miss a visit to Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ducal Palace. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de l'Auxois, step into the grandiose world of Château de Châteauneuf, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Art Sacre, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and finally trek along Owl's Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dijon trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Dijon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dijon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Autun.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beaune, Château de Châteauneuf, Parc de l'Auxois, Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion, Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole
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Château de Châteauneuf ©
Château de Châteauneuf
Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion ©
Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion

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Autun, France

Autun ©
Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. On the 26th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Couches, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Rochepot, then learn about winemaking at Prosper Maufoux, and finally steep yourself in history at Bibracte - Mont Beuvray. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Lazare, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance en Morvan, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee des nourrices et des enfants de l'Assistance publique, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Digoine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paldenshangpa La Boulaye.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Autun attractions app .

Traveling by car from Dijon to Autun takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Autun

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de La Rochepot, Musee des nourrices et des enfants de l'Assistance publique, Musee de la Resistance en Morvan, Prosper Maufoux, Chateau de Digoine
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Chateau de La Rochepot ©
Chateau de La Rochepot
Musee de la Resistance en Morvan ©
Musee de la Resistance en Morvan
Bibracte - Mont Beuvray ©
Bibracte - Mont Beuvray

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, then get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plan D'Eau de Bordelan, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Mur Des Canuts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, wander the streets of Place des Jacobins, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon road trip planner .

You can drive from Autun to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, Lyon is a bit warmer than Autun - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Avignon.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cite medievale de Perouges, Plan D'Eau de Bordelan
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont du Gard, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades du Sautadet, and finally make a trip to Pont d'Avignon. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Montmajour, then get great views at Le Sentier des Ocres, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Avignon holiday builder tool .

Traveling by train from Lyon to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gordes, Abbaye de Montmajour, Carrieres des Lumieres, Pont du Gard, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Penitents-gris (Chapelle des Bourras), admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, make a trip to Cours Mirabeau, then admire the local landmark of Mossy Fountain, and finally explore and take pictures at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Granet Museum, learn about winemaking at Chateau La Coste en Provence, then examine the collection at La Confiserie du Roy René, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and finally wander the streets of The Panier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame du Mai, head outdoors with Ile du Gaou, then cruise along Route des Cretes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Vincent.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marseille online tour builder .

Marseille is just a short distance from Aix-en-Provence. In August, daytime highs in Marseille are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Six-Fours-les-Plages, Eglise St-Vincent, Calanques, Route des Cretes
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, explore the world behind art at Musee Jean-Honore Fragonard, and then get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, head off the coast to Lérins Islands, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cannes trip planner .

Getting from Marseille to Cannes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Musee du Parfum Fragonard
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse), explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and finally steep yourself in history at Monastère de Cimiez.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online trip itinerary planner .

Nice is just a stone's throw from Cannes. Traveling from Cannes in August, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eze, Villa Kerylos, Old Harbor (La Darse), Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello e Parco di Masino, take in the exciting artwork at Reggia di Venaria Reale, admire the masterpieces at Egyptian Museum of Turin, then take a stroll through Quadrilatero Romano, and finally examine the collection at Il Bucintoro dei Savoia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, see the interesting displays at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turin trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Nice to Turin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in August, with highs in Turin at 28°C and lows at 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Venaria Reale, Castello e Parco di Masino
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Reggia di Venaria Reale ©
Reggia di Venaria Reale

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, and then see the interesting displays at Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi di Sant'Alessio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planning site .

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Cremona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Basilica San Michele Maggiore, Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, Oasi di Sant'Alessio, Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
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Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Cremona, Italy

Cremona ©
Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia Cistercense di Chiaravalle della Colomba, examine the collection at Villa Verdi, then explore the historical opulence of Saint Peter's Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Cremona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco delle Colonie Padane, see the interesting displays at Museo del Violino, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Padernello, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Collegiata di S. Bartolomeo, then examine the collection at Museo Casa Barezzi, and finally wander the streets of Borgo Castell'Arquato.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cremona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Cremona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Cremona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Verona.

Things to do in Cremona

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Busseto, Borgo Castell'Arquato, Saint Peter's Castle, Villa Verdi, Abbazia Cistercense di Chiaravalle della Colomba
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Cathedral of Cremona ©
Cathedral of Cremona
Villa Verdi ©
Villa Verdi

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Popular historic sites such as Arena di Verona and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza delle Erbe and Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Ponale Road Path (in Riva Del Garda), Sirmione (Jamaica Beach, Chiesetta di S. Anna, & more) and Castello Scaligero di Malcesine (in Malcesine). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, examine the collection at La Limonaia del Castel, contemplate the long history of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Verona using our trip planner.

Drive from Cremona to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sirmione, Limone sul Garda, Old Ponale Road Path, Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, Ipogeo di Santa Maria in Stelle
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine

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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 (Sun), make a trip to Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally wander the streets of Dorsoduro. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker .

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza 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.
Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Centro Storico will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. When in Florence, make a side trip to see San Gimignano 1300 in San Gimignano, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Start your trip to Florence by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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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 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Piaggio Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Maurizio, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Montenero, then look for all kinds of wild species at Costiera di Calafuria, and finally steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa route planning app .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Pisa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucca, Livorno, Bagno Maurizio, Piaggio Museum
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Camposanto ©
Camposanto

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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, delve into the distant past at Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Tempio di Sant'Angelo - Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, then examine the collection at Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Pisa to Assisi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Perugia, Gubbio, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Santa Maria Maggiore
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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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.
Relax by the water at Lido Riviera and Spiaggia di Torre Paola. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Stabilimento Balneare la Scogliera (in Santa Severa) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vatican City, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip website .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Sorrento.

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Vatican City, Stabilimento Balneare la Scogliera, Spiaggia di Torre Paola, Villa d'Este, Lido Riviera
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Trevi Fountain
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Pantheon
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Sorrento, Italy

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A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): indulge your taste buds at I Giardini di Cataldo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, kick back and relax at Fornillo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di San Paolo, admire the masterpieces at Correale di Terranova Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Solara, then explore and take pictures at La Masseria Farm, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Antonino.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sorrento

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Positano, Massa Lubrense
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Fornillo
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Church of Santa Maria Assunta
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Monastero di San Paolo

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