30 days in Italy & France Itinerary

30 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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30 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Cagliari, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cabras, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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2
nights
Cagliari, Italy

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
You'll get in some beach time at Itinera Beach and Spiaggia di Porto Pino. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Solanas and Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca. Get out of town with these interesting Cagliari side-trips: Spiaggia di Mari Pintau (in Quartu Sant'Elena) and Area Archeologica di Nora (in Pula).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cagliari itinerary planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cagliari is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cagliari. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect nights in Cagliari to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Cagliari

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pula, Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca, Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, Spiaggia di Porto Pino, Spiaggia di Solanas
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Spiaggia di Solanas ©
Spiaggia di Solanas
Spiaggia di Porto Pino ©
Spiaggia di Porto Pino
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau ©
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau

3
nights
Cabras, Italy

Cabras ©
Visit Capo San Marco and Spiaggia Mari Ermi for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sa Mesa Longa and S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna. Change things up with a short trip to I Gatti di Su Pallosu in San Vero Milis (about 32 minutes away).

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cabras trip planner .

You can drive from Cagliari to Cabras in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cabras can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cabras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, San Giovanni di Sinis
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Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach

3
nights
Alghero, Italy

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Capo Caccia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia della Pelosetta and Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Santa Trinita di Saccargia (in Codrongianos) and Nuraghe Sant'Antine (in Torralba). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia del Sacro Cuore e San Marco.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip maker tool .

Drive from Cabras to Alghero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Alghero sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Basilica di Saccargia, Spiaggia della Pelosetta, Nuraghe Sant'Antine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planning app .

You can fly from Alghero to Rome in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Lido Capo di Conca and Fornillo. Step out of Ravello with an excursion to Bagni d'Arienzo in Positano--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip planner .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Lido Capo di Conca, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner .

Drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Centro Storico
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pitti Palace and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence route planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Mark's Campanile and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

6
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Marais and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris route planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in July, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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