43 days in Italy, Greece & South of France Itinerary

43 days in Italy, Greece & South of France Itinerary

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Catania, Italy
— 4 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Auronzo di Cadore, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lecce, Italy
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Milos, Greece
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Catania, Italy — 4 nights

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ragusa Ibla and Duomo di Siracusa. Venture out of the city with trips to Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) (in Syracuse), Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina) and Centro Storico (in Noto). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, walk around Villa Comunale, get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, and go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Catania online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Catania is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Catania, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 4 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Monreale and Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Rocca di Cefalu), Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Castelvetrano) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Catania to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Marseille.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
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Marseille, France — 4 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parc National des Calanques and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille tour itinerary website.

Getting from Palermo to Marseille by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. June in Marseille sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Association Aeronautique Provence Cote d'Azur and L'Arnaude Aventures. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Chateau de Cremat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach, make a trip to Palais de la Prefecture, and explore and take pictures at La Pointe de Saint Hospice.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary builder.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in June, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Auronzo di Cadore.
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Auronzo di Cadore, Italy — 3 nights

Auronzo di Cadore is a comune (municipality) in the province of Belluno (Cadore) in the Italian region of Veneto, located about 120km north of Venice and about 50km northeast of Belluno.The municipality of Auronzo di Cadore has the famous mountain group of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Lake Misurina. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo storico all'aperto della 1a Guerra Mondiale and Museo dell'Occhiale. Change things up with a short trip to Parco Regionale delle Dolomiti Friulane in Cimolais (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Riserva Naturale Orientata Somadida and take in the awesome beauty at Cadini di Misurina.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Auronzo di Cadore trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Nice to Auronzo di Cadore in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Auronzo di Cadore can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Palazzo Strozzi and Stibbert Museum. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Autodromo del Mugello in Scarperia e San Piero, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, browse the exhibits of Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Auronzo di Cadore to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Siena.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
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Siena, Italy — 4 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fortezza Medicea and Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Siena Bike Shop, have fun and explore at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Siena online road trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lecce.
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Lecce, Italy — 4 nights

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jewish Museum Lecce and I Pastini. Venture out of the city with trips to Speed Boats Tours (in Polignano a Mare) and Gallipoli (Chiesa di Santa Maria della Purita & Il Frantoio del Vicere). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate, stroll through Lido Marini, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and ponder the design of Fontana dell’Armonia.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lecce day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Siena to Lecce takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Lecce, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Windmills (Kato Milli) and Church of Saint George. Change things up with these side-trips from Mykonos Town: Chalkio (Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki & Fish & Olive). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolakis Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Agrari Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mykonos Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Lecce to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Lecce in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Milos.
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Milos, Greece — 5 nights

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Venetian Castle of Milos and Thiorichia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Milos: Karas Beach (in Kimolos) and Goupa Kara Beach (in Goupa Kara). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Alogomandra Beach, stroll through Paralia Achivadolimni, get a dose of the wild on Milos Fishing Trip, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological museum of Milos.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milos tour itinerary maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Milos in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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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.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.

Greece travel guide

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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.