22 days in France, Croatia & Italy Itinerary

22 days in France, Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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22 days in France, Croatia & Italy Itinerary

Start: Banff National Park, Canada
shuttle + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lyon, France
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  4​h
3
St-Paul-de-Vence, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Motovun, Croatia
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h
7
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Alessandria, Italy
— 1 night
Travel:  74​h
End: Banff National Park, Canada

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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Banff National Park, Canada to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Banff National Park to Paris, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in June, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Fri), tee off at Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

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Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June in Lyon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to St-Paul-de-Vence.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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nights
St-Paul-de-Vence, France

St-Paul-de-Vence ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, then make a trip to Chapelle du Rosaire, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, and finally contemplate the long history of Ville medieval. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bay Star Beach & Lounge, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee National Fernand-Leger.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our St-Paul-de-Vence trip planning website .

You can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus from Lyon to St-Paul-de-Vence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in St-Paul-de-Vence, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in St-Paul-de-Vence

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vence, Haut de Cagnes, Bay Star Beach & Lounge, Musee National Fernand-Leger, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Ville medieval ©
Ville medieval
Musee National Fernand-Leger ©
Musee National Fernand-Leger

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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 get in some beach time at Castel Plage and Coco Beach. For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Rue d'Antibes. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Les Petites Porcelaines (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker tool .

Nice is very close to St-Paul-de-Vence. June in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Les Petites Porcelaines
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Split day trip tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nice to Split in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Split are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Motovun.

Things to do in Split

Adventure Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilirio's Hvar Tours
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Motovun, Croatia

Motovun ©
Motovun is a village in central Istria, Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Vina Poletti, then learn about winemaking at Arman Marijan Winery, then learn about winemaking at Rossi Winery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ancient City Walls.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Motovun online itinerary planner .

Getting from Split to Motovun by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Motovun

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vizinada, Vina Poletti
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Vina Poletti ©
Vina Poletti
Arman Marijan Winery ©
Arman Marijan Winery
Ancient City Walls ©
Ancient City Walls

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nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Debeljak Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plovanije Beach. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Duga Uvala beach, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then wander the streets of STARI GRAD.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovinj road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Motovun to Rovinj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Premantura, Amphitheatre de Pula, Duga Uvala beach
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Debeljak Beach ©
Debeljak Beach
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia capture your imagination. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice planning app .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a shuttle. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alessandria.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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night
Alessandria, Italy

Alessandria ©
Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. On the 21st (Fri), look for gifts at Pasticceria Gallina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Dei Santi Alessandro E Carlo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, see the interesting displays at AcdB Museo - Alessandria Citta delle Biciclette, then explore the ancient world of Cittadella di Alessandria, and finally learn about all things military at Museo delle Divise Militari.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alessandria trip itinerary website .

Getting from Venice to Alessandria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in June, expect Alessandria to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alessandria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cittadella di Alessandria ©
Cittadella di Alessandria
Pasticceria Gallina ©
Pasticceria Gallina

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