20 days in France & Genoa Itinerary

20 days in France & Genoa Itinerary

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20 days in France & Genoa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + train:  19​h
1
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nice, France
— 5 nights
3
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally contemplate the long history of Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, see the interesting displays at Dialogo nel Buio, then make a trip to House of Giacomo Spinola, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Genoa online trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Genoa is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Genoa. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect Genoa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©

5
nights
Nice, France

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nice day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cannes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Massif de l'Esterel, Marineland
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Hyeres (Vieille Ville, Plage noire du Langoustier, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, admire the landmark architecture of L' Hotel de Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Samena, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marseille trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marseille, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Scuba & Snorkeling, Palais des Papes, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Calanques
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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

7
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marseille in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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