21 days in Italy & France Itinerary

21 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Jonzac, France
— 2 nights
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Drive to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Apt
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Apt, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Gordes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Montauroux, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
Drive
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Sillans-la-Cascade, France
— 1 night
Drive
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San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy
— 1 night
Taxi
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Pienza, Italy
Drive
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Valmontone, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Ceccano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Syracuse, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Catania, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Francavilla di Sicilia, Italy
— 1 day
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Drive to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Drive to Ceccano
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Ceccano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Dolceacqua, Italy
— 1 night
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Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Drive to Jonzac

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Jonzac, France — 2 nights

Jonzac is a commune of the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. On the 19th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, then make a splash at Les Antilles de Jonzac, and then don't miss a visit to Moulin a Vent du Cluzelet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Martell Cognac's Visitors Center, then get in on the family fun at Le Chateau des Enigmes de Pons, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Cognac.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jonzac online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Jonzac. July in Jonzac sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Apt.
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Apt, France — 1 night

Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin, explore the striking landscape at Colorado Provencal, and then go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux.

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

Explore your travel options from Jonzac to Apt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gordes.
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Gordes, France — 1 night

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, then trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gordes route planner.

Gordes is very close to Apt. In July in Gordes, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France — 1 night

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a town and commune on the Sorgue river in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Waterwheel Circuit, then get outside with Canoe Evasion, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Thouzon, and finally view the masterpieces at retouR De Voyage.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue trip itinerary planning app.

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is very close to Gordes. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Montauroux.
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Montauroux, France — 1 night

Montauroux is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Its neighbor town is the picturesque Callian which can be seen across a small valley.GeographyMontauroux is situated in the east of the Var and at the border of the Alpes-Maritimes. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get outside with Lac de Saint-Cassien, then get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique de Frejus, and then take in the views from Pont des Tuves.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Montauroux trip planning site.

Traveling by car from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to Montauroux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in July, you will find days in Montauroux are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moustiers Sainte-Marie online vacation planner.

Getting from Montauroux to Moustiers Sainte-Marie by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Montauroux in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moustiers Sainte-Marie: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 20°C at night. You will leave for Sillans-la-Cascade on the 25th (Sun).
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Sillans-la-Cascade, France — 1 night

Sillans-la-Cascade is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.As its name suggests, it has a spectacular waterfall. On the 25th (Sun), Head underground at Les Grottes de Villecroze and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Sillans.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sillans-la-Cascade visit planner.

You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Sillans-la-Cascade in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July in Sillans-la-Cascade, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Quirico d'Orcia.
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San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy — 1 night

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Quirico d'Orcia visit planner.

Drive from Sillans-la-Cascade to San Quirico d'Orcia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in San Quirico d'Orcia can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Pienza.
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Pienza, Italy

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pienza trip planner.

Pienza is very close to San Quirico d'Orcia. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Valmontone on the 27th (Tue).
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Valmontone, Italy — 1 night

Valmontone is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 45km southeast of Rome.GeographyThe historic part of the town is situated on a tuffaceous hill, 303m above sea level, part of a morphological system of valleys and low relieves, known as Alta Valle del Sacco (High Valley of Sacco River). Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Centro Storico di Anagni and then examine the collection at Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni.

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Getting from Pienza to Valmontone by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Valmontone, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ceccano.
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Ceccano, Italy — 1 night

Ceccano is a town and comune in the province of Frosinone, Lazio, central Italy.HistoryThe town had its origins as an ancient Volscian citadel that surrendered to the Romans in 424 BC. Its name in ancient times was Fabrateria Vetus.According to tradition, the name was changed into the current one in the early Middle Ages, in honor of one Petronius Ceccanus, father of Pope Honorius I. Conquered by the Lombards at the time of King Aistulf (c. On the 28th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Castel Sindici and then steep yourself in history at Santuario di Santa Maria a Fiume.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ceccano online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Valmontone to Ceccano in an hour. July in Ceccano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 29th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

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You can drive from Ceccano to Rome in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Ceccano in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Syracuse.
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Syracuse, Italy — 6 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Family-friendly places like Ortigia and Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa), Noto (Noto Antica, Centro Storico, &more) and Cavagrande del Cassibile (in Avola). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with Zefirella Charter Sicily, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, steep yourself in history at Teatro Greco, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): head outdoors with Etnatao Etna Excursions, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Catania online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Francavilla di Sicilia.
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Francavilla di Sicilia, Italy — 1 day

Francavilla di Sicilia is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina on the island of Sicily, southern Italy.It has a population of about 3,900 people and is situated in the southern part of the province, close to the northern slopes of Mount Etna. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Megaliti dell'Argimusco and then explore the activities along Gurne dell'Alcantara. Francavilla di Sicilia.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Francavilla di Sicilia trip maker tool.

You can drive from Catania to Francavilla di Sicilia in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ceccano.
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Ceccano, Italy — 1 night

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ceccano online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Francavilla di Sicilia to Ceccano. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Dolceacqua.
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Dolceacqua, Italy — 1 night

Dolceacqua is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 120km southwest of Genoa and about 35km west of Imperia, on the border with France. On the 7th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Doria.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dolceacqua trip builder app.

You can drive from Ceccano to Dolceacqua in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Ceccano, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Dolceacqua, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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