35 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

35 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Nimes, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Train to Lyon, Fly to Venice
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive
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Patras, Greece
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Head to Champs-Elysees and Avant-Garde Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online sightseeing planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -8.5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nimes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 19:

Nimes, France

— 2 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Safari Souterrain Speleo and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nimes trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Nimes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nimes: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Nimes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Avignon, France

— 3 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tours in Provence - Day Tours and Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo. You'll explore and learn at Carrieres des Lumieres and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes and take an exotic tour of Wine Safari.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nimes to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Avignon

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

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Venice, Italy

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Visit Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua), Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Arena di Verona, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, identify plant and animal life at ATN Laguna Sud, take an in-depth tour of Ca' Rezzonico, and take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice tour app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Avignon to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Pompeii, Italy

— 5 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia di castiglione. Get a sense of the local culture at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Amalfi Coast Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello), Valle delle Ferriere (in Amalfi) and Positano (Fornillo & Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Pompeii trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Pompeii

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaka and Acropolis Museum. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Planet Blue Diving Center in Lavrio, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Eleftherios Church, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder tool.

Fly from Pompeii to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pompeii to Athens due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Patras.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:

Patras, Greece

— 1 night
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Samovar Natural Cosmetics and then learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Patras trip builder website.

Getting from Athens to Patras by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Patras. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Patras

Shopping · Wineries
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Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

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Drive from Patras to Mykonos Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Patras in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

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Highlights from your trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.