41 days in France, Florence & Ravenna Itinerary

41 days in France, Florence & Ravenna Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
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Marseille, France
— 8 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 7 nights
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Nice, France
— 9 nights
Drive
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Ravenna, Italy
— 7 nights
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Bologna to Florence is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Marseille, France

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Hyeres (Vieille Ville, Route du Sud, &more), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Musee Granet) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Getting from Florence to Marseille by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Marseille are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Montpellier, France

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Get out of town with these interesting Montpellier side-trips: Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence, Moulin CastelaS, &more), Avignon (Palais des Papes, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more) and Nimes (Arenes de Nimes & La Maison Carree). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, walk around Maison de la Nature, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and stroll through Plage Napoleon.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier holiday planning website.

You can drive from Marseille to Montpellier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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: Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Musee Picasso, &more). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice journey maker site.

Getting from Montpellier to Nice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montpellier in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ravenna, Italy

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Explore Ravenna's surroundings by going to La Nella Beach Experience (in Fano), Azienda Agraria Guerrieri (in Piagge) and Riccione (Playa del Sol & Marano Beach 135-136). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sabbia e Sale Feeling Beach, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravenna sightseeing tool.

Getting from Nice to Ravenna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or fly. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ravenna, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ravenna

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.