18 days in Italy, Nice & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Nice & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary site.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rome is minus 9 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Sorrento.

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Sorrento, Italy

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 28th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, kick back and relax at Fornillo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and finally make a trip to Piazza Tasso. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento online journey planner.

Take a train from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

See some other sides of Rome: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

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Traveling by train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 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 2nd (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Ponte Thaon di Revel in La Spezia, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, take a stroll around Vernazza, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre online route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice planning tool.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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.
For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.