38 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

38 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bellano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Canazei, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Grosseto, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Alberobello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at Milan Walking Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and then wander the streets of Brera District.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary maker.

Fort-de-France, Martinique to Milan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Fort-de-France to Milan. Traveling from Fort-de-France in October, expect Milan to be much colder, temps between 21°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bellano.
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Bellano, Italy — 2 nights

Bellano is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Carlotta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di S. Giorgio. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bellano travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Milan to Bellano in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and finally take a stroll through Via Lincoln.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bellano to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi, visit Cannaregio, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Rezzonico.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice online tour planner.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canazei.
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Canazei, Italy — 2 nights

Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castel Trostburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony's Chapel, admire the striking features of Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Cristina di Bolsena in Val Gardena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): head outdoors with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Madonna della Neve, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Giovanni, then explore the activities along Lago di Carezza, and finally test the waters at QC Terme Dolomiti.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canazei itinerary builder.

You can drive from Venice to Canazei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza delle Erbe, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Canazei to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Canazei in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Lorenzo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence attractions website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 2 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Montecatini Alto, don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, and finally learn about winemaking at Fattoria al Dotto.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pisa day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Pisa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

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 8th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Vernazza Massage and Reflexology, admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, then take a stroll around Vernazza, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, then trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and finally indulge your senses at Nessun Dorma Cantina.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre day trip planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Portofino.
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Portofino, Italy — 1 night

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, enjoy the sea views from Faro Di Portofino, then take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Del Parco, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Portofino.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portofino travel planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Portofino by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Portofino. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Florence to go to Santa Brigida and see Castello del Trebbio, which is approximately 36 minutes away. See some other sides of Florence: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday planner.

Getting from Portofino to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portofino in November, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grosseto.
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Grosseto, Italy — 2 nights

Grosseto is a city and comune in the central Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of the Province of Grosseto. On the 15th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Podere Il Cocco, take in panoramic vistas at Fortezza di Montalcino, then learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Dante, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico e d'Arte della Maremma, appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Giosue Carducci, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally boost your wellbeing at Calidario Terme Etrusche.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grosseto day trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Grosseto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vatican Museums and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip website.

Traveling by train from Grosseto to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Rome, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Villa Rufolo and Museo Cappella Sansevero are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Forum (in Pompeii) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November in Naples, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Alberobello.
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Alberobello, Italy — 2 nights

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, stop by Rione Aia Piccola, then see the interesting displays at Trullo Sovrano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Centro Storico Locorotondo, learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, indulge your senses at I Pastini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro Ex Convento Di San Domenico, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Girevole.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alberobello online visit planner.

You can drive from Naples to Alberobello in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in November, expect nights in Alberobello to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris holiday tool.

You can fly from Alberobello to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Paris is little chillier than Alberobello - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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