30 days in France, Venice & Milan Itinerary

30 days in France, Venice & Milan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Nice, France
— 6 nights
4
Marseille, France
— 6 nights
5
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
6
Paris, France
— 7 nights

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 Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a tour by water with Like a Venetian, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Venice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Venice. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Beirut in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Arena di Verona
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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.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally get outside with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to 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
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Cannes (Les Murs Peints & Lérins Islands) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Castellane). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Milan to Nice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Ile du Gaou (in Six-Fours-les-Plages), Cassis (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Calanque d'En-Vau) and Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales (in Bandol). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and stroll through Plage noire du Langoustier.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Marseille online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marseille, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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, Ile du Gaou
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere (in Grenoble) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

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Take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lyon when traveling from Marseille in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a 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
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can 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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