55 days in France & Italy Itinerary

55 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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55 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Elne, France
1
Elne, France
— 7 nights
bus:  7​h
2
La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
— 11 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Menton, France
— 15 nights
train:  6​h
4
La Spezia, Italy
— 9 nights
train:  8​h
5
Viterbo, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  6​h
6
Gaeta, Italy
— 6 nights
End: Gaeta, Italy


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7
nights
Elne, France

Elne ©
Elne is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It lies in the former province of Roussillon, of which it was the first capital, being later replaced by Perpignan. Shop till you drop at Can Cago Galerie De La Main De Fer and CREAVERRES. Relax by the water at Lac de la Raho and St-Cyprien Plage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Elne: Eglise Saint-Andre de Montbolo (in Montbolo), L'Ecrin des Cimes (in Orgeix) and Prats de Mollo la Preste (mont'oz arbres, Eglise de Saint Juste, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Domaine Sol Payre, make a trip to Cloitre d'Elne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Eulalie-et-Sainte-Julie d'Elne, and try to win big at Casino JOA de St-Cyprien.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Elne day trip site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Perpignan-Rivesaltes (Llabanère) Airport, Béziers-Vias Airport and Carcassonne Airport. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Seyne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Elne

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Sorede, Prats de Mollo la Preste, Ceret, Saint-Cyprien, Grotte de Fontrabiouse
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Maternite Suisse ©
Maternite Suisse
Domaine Mas Bécha ©
Domaine Mas Bécha

11
nights
La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

La Seyne-sur-Mer ©
Step out of the city life by going to Sentier Jean Francois Jube and Sentier du Littoral. Get a sense of the local culture at Centre d'Art Villa Tamaris and Chateau La Gordonne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Seyne-sur-Mer: Le Glof (in Ollieres), Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol) and Les Cascades de Sillans (in Sillans-la-Cascade).

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our La Seyne-sur-Mer holiday planner .

You can drive from Elne to La Seyne-sur-Mer in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Menton.

Things to do in La Seyne-sur-Mer

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bandol, Toulon, Le Pradet, Le Castellet, Six-Fours-les-Plages
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Plage de  Renecros ©
Plage de Renecros
Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

15
nights
Menton, France

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Basilica St. Michel and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Palmes Beach and Promenade du Soleil. Venture out of the city with trips to La Recreation Champetre (in Drap), St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, Paloma Beach, & more) and Eze (La cité médiévale, Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, look for gifts at Au Pays du Citron, explore the world behind art at Musee du Bastion, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Menton trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from La Seyne-sur-Mer to Menton takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Menton are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to La Spezia.

Things to do in Menton

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Eze, Cap d'Ail, Beaulieu-sur-Mer
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Eglise Russe ©
Eglise Russe
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Église Saint Veran ©
Église Saint Veran

9
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Le mura di Lucca and Duomo di Pisa. Take a break from the city and head to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Cinque Terre Trails. Get out of town with these interesting La Spezia side-trips: Lucca (San Michele in Foro, Amazing Lucca, & more), Vernazza (Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church & Vernazza) and Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso (in Monterosso al Mare). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and take a stroll through Boccadasse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our La Spezia journey maker .

You can drive from Menton to La Spezia in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Menton in June, La Spezia is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Viterbo.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Genoa, Lucca, Pisa, Parma
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Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

6
nights
Viterbo, Italy

Viterbo ©
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. Step out of the city life by going to Cascate del Mulino and Wild Foods Italy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Tili Vini Societa Agricola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Viterbo: Art Forum Wurth Capena (in Capena), Parco Regionale di Colfiorito (in Colfiorito) and Assisi (Eremo delle Carceri, Bosco di San Francesco, & more). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, admire the striking features of Palazzo dei Papi, steep yourself in history at Viterbo Historic Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Lante.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Viterbo day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Viterbo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Viterbo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gaeta.

Things to do in Viterbo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Assisi, Montalcino, Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, Cascata delle Marmore, Borgo Medioevale di Monticchiello
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6
nights
Gaeta, Italy

Gaeta ©
Gaeta is a city and comune in the province of Latina, in Lazio, central Italy. Get outdoors at Grotte di Falvaterra and Spiaggia di Serapo. Monte Cassino and Giardino di Ninfa will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Gaeta side-trips: Casertavecchia (in Caserta), Riserva Naturale Monte Velino (in Magliano de' Marsi) and Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta (in Amaseno). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Antica Masseria Venditti, identify plant and animal life at Riserva di Montedimezzo, revel in the low prices at La Reggia Designer Outlet, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oasi WWF Montagna di Sopra.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gaeta journey maker website .

Getting from Viterbo to Gaeta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Gaeta are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gaeta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Marcianise, Casertavecchia, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino, Oasi WWF Montagna di Sopra, Cantine Terre Stregate
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Giardino di Ninfa ©
Giardino di Ninfa
Monte Cassino ©
Monte Cassino
Riserva Naturale Monte Velino ©
Riserva Naturale Monte Velino