11 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

11 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
Versailles, France
— 1 day
Train:  15 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 day
Subway:  15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1
day
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Breteuil, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles, then make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, then get engrossed in the history at Galerie des Carrosses, and finally view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip itinerary planning website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Versailles is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Versailles due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Versailles when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Chateau de Breteuil
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Chateau de Breteuil ©
Chateau de Breteuil
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris tour planner.

Paris is just a short distance from Versailles. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Casino Square.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip builder tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Paris to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Monte-Carlo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino Square ©
Casino Square
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

2
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and finally steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, then steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Priori, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palazzo dei Priori.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to San Gimignano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, tram, and train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in San Gimignano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Volterra
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

1
day
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then browse the exhibits of Vatican Grottoes, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vatican City day trip website.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Vatican City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a subway to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary maker website.

Rome is just a stone's throw from Vatican City. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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