40 days in Italy, France & Lisbon Itinerary

40 days in Italy, France & Lisbon Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 13 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

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Nice, France

— 13 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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: Antibes (Plage du Ponteil, Chapelle de la Garoupe, &more), Cannes (Square Reynaldo Hahn, Le Monastere Fortifie, &more) and Galerie Elegance (in Mougins). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday builder site.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Praia da ursa & Quinta da Regaleira). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip website.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.