30 days in France, Venice & Milan Itinerary

30 days in France, Venice & Milan Itinerary

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30 days in France, Venice & Milan Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Marseille, France
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
6
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Beirut, Lebanon

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice vacation planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Venice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Venice. Traveling from Beirut in August, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally head outdoors with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

6
nights
Nice, France

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 find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Castellane), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Cannes (Les Murs Peints & Lérins Islands). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Milan to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Massif de l'Esterel, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Food Tours
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Marineland ©
Marineland

6
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales (in Bandol), Ile du Gaou (in Six-Fours-les-Plages) and Cassis (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Calanque d'En-Vau). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marseille travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

La Londe Les Maures, Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Avignon, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere (in Grenoble). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lyon online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Marseille to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Marseille in August since evenings lows in Lyon dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, stop by Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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