30 days in France, Italy & Turkey Itinerary

30 days in France, Italy & Turkey Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Nice, France

— 3 nights

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Scuola di Cucina di Lella, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome vacation planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:

Salerno, Italy

— 4 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Salerno side-trips: Monte Finestra (in Tramonti), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Santa Maria de Olearia (in Maiori). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, explore the world behind art at Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri, and stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Salerno trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rome to Salerno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in April, Salerno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip site.

You can fly from Salerno to Istanbul in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Salerno in April, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.