11 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

11 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

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11 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
1
Versailles, France
— 1 day
train:  15​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Breteuil, explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles, don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, then take an in-depth tour of Galerie des Carrosses, and finally contemplate the long history of The Royal Chapel.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Versailles online vacation planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Versailles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, Versailles is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough 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): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder .

Paris is very close to Versailles. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
On the 14th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Monte-Carlo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monte-Carlo, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa. On your second day here, 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 see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Gimignano journey tool .

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to San Gimignano takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Monte-Carlo in July since evenings lows in San Gimignano dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Grottoes, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vatican City trip planner.

Drive from San Gimignano to Vatican City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

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Rome is just a short distance from Vatican City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up 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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