22 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

22 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Maiori, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + train + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Île de la Cité. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Paris is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

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Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
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You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. You will leave for Riva Del Garda on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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2
nights
Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): go for a walk through Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbioni Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Valle di Ledro. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Integrale Gardesana Orientale, admire the verdant scenery at Val di Sogno, and then stroll through Spiaggia Fonte Torrente San Giovanni.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Riva Del Garda vacation tool .

You can drive from Milan to Riva Del Garda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Riva Del Garda can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malcesine, Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, Spiaggia Fonte Torrente San Giovanni, Valle di Ledro
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2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levanto to Monterosso Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On the next day, make a trip to Borgo Antico, trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Levanto to Monterosso Trail
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, browse the collection at Biblioteca Salaborsa, then do a tasting at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, contemplate the long history of Torre Prendiparte, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Adone.

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You can drive from Cinque Terre to Bologna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bologna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Monte Adone, Le Mura
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Torre Prendiparte ©
Torre Prendiparte
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Di Camaiore.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vatican City.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Maiori.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Maiori, Italy

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione and then stroll through Lido di Ravello.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maiori attractions website .

You can drive from Rome to Maiori in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Maiori: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Maiori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Ciro e Giovanni, learn about winemaking at I Giardini di Cataldo, and then go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Nana' Positano, kick back and relax at Fornillo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale.

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Traveling by car from Maiori to Positano takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiesa dei Santi Ciro e Giovanni, I Giardini di Cataldo
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Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

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