31 days in Italy & France Itinerary

31 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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31 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Azay-le-Rideau, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina


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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.
Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Villa d'Este are in your itinerary. Vatican Museums and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome tour planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rome is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi Gallery. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Museo Nazionale del Bargello for their historical value. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Siena (Siena Cathedral & Piazza del Campo) and Sovestro in Poggio (in San Gimignano). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): listen to music at Castelvecchio Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, then browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Fermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then take in the views from Ponte Pietra, then make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, and finally explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Verona travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Mark's Campanile and Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Punta della Dogana, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Verona to Venice by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

5
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Omaha Beach and Bayeux War Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville), Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Juno Beach (in Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer) and Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Venice to Bayeux in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Bayeux reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Pointe du Hoc, Mont Saint-Michel
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

3
nights
Azay-le-Rideau, France

Azay-le-Rideau ©
As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Château de Villandry and Chateau de Langeais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Azay-le-Rideau: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Les Anes de Madame (in Tour-en-Sologne). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Chateau du Rivau and explore the historical opulence of Forteresse royale de Chinon.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Azay-le-Rideau custom trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Azay-le-Rideau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Les anes de Madame, Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau du Rivau
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

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.
Let the collections at Musée d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Le Marais, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner.

Take a train from Azay-le-Rideau to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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