26 days in Paris, Nice & Italy Itinerary

26 days in Paris, Nice & Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Paris, Nice & Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

5
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. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verrerie Pierini (in Biot), Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail (in Cap d'Ail) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail, Verrerie Pierini, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice trip site .

Getting from Nice to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Venice when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Fattoria di Montemaggio (in Radda in Chianti) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence attractions planning tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Fattoria di Montemaggio, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Fattoria di Montemaggio ©
Fattoria di Montemaggio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amalfi: Positano (Emporio della Ceramica di murano crescenzo, Fornillo, & more). Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip tool .

You can drive from Florence to Amalfi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Fiordo di Furore, Lido Capo di Conca
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip tool .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in August, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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