42 days in Italy, France & Johor Bahru Itinerary

42 days in Italy, France & Johor Bahru Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  27 h 30 min
1
Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 10 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Lourdes, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Nimes, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Martigues, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  15 h 30 min
10
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia


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3
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Get some cultural insight at Palais de l'Ile and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre. Step off the beaten path and head to La Vieille Ville and Le Thiou. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Francois, get engrossed in the history at Maison de la Galerie, make a trip to Notre-Dame de Liesse, and pause for some photo ops at Claude Louis Berthollet.

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Melbourne, Australia to Annecy is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In September, Annecy is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. You will leave for Paris on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Annecy

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Le Thiou
Le Thiou
Palais de l'Ile ©
Palais de l'Ile
Eglise Saint-Francois ©
Eglise Saint-Francois

10
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris as well as Fondation Claude Monet. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Appreciate the collections at Chateau de Fontainebleau and Musee Marmottan Monet. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Petit Palais, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, and stop by Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning app.

Getting from Annecy to Paris by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Lourdes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet, Disneyland Paris, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 28:
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 28th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then get to know the fascinating history of Moulin Lacade - Maison Paternelle de Sainte Bernadette, and finally examine the collection at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lourdes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums
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Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire ©
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire

3
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee Laperouse, Palais de la Berbie, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hotel de Nupces, shop like a local with Hotel d'Assezat, contemplate the long history of Espace EDF Bazacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Couvent des Jacobins, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee du Vieux-Toulouse. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Grand Rond, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, then admire the striking features of Palais de la Berbie, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Laperouse.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Toulouse online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lourdes to Toulouse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Nimes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Albi
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

7
nights
Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pont du Gard, Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms and Palais des Papes. Get some cultural insight at Un Siecle de Roulottes and Musee de la Romanite. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Golf Nimes-Campagne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nimes: Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie (Musee de la Poterie Mediterraneenne & Galerie Terra Viva), Chateau de Portes (in Portes) and Chateau de Montalet (in Molieres-sur-Ceze). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, take in the dramatic natural features at L Aubrac, examine the collection at Planetarium, and have fun and explore at Musee 1900.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nimes online route planner.

Take a train from Toulouse to Nimes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nimes can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Martigues.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Uzes, Avignon, L Aubrac, Pont du Gard, Chateau de Portes
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 10:
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Pont du Gard ©
Pont du Gard
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Un Siecle de Roulottes ©
Un Siecle de Roulottes

2
nights
Martigues, France

Martigues ©
Martigues is a commune northwest of Marseille. On the 11th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Oppidum de Saint-Blaise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de L'Annonciade, then get engrossed in the history at Petit Musee de Carro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Chapelle du Rouet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): browse the collection at Mediatheque Louis Aragon, don't miss a visit to Tableau Monumental de Guillaume Bottazzi, then kick back and relax at Plage des Laurons, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Miroir aux Oiseaux.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Martigues route planning site.

You can drive from Nimes to Martigues in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Martigues can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Martigues

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Chapelle du Rouet, Oppidum de Saint-Blaise
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Oppidum de Saint-Blaise ©
Oppidum de Saint-Blaise
Petit Musee de Carro ©
Petit Musee de Carro
La Chapelle du Rouet ©
La Chapelle du Rouet

4
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.
Get outdoors at Promenade du Paillon and Parc du Mont Boron. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Place Massena, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Martigues to Nice in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Strozzi and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Loggia dei Lanzi. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci, and admire the masterpieces at Basilica di San Lorenzo.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johor Old Chinese Temple, don't miss a visit to Istana Bukit Serene, and then find something for the whole family at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johor Bahru trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Johor Bahru in 19.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Venice to Johor Bahru due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Johor Bahru at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sanrio Hello Kitty Town ©
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
Johor Old Chinese Temple ©
Johor Old Chinese Temple
Istana Bukit Serene ©
Istana Bukit Serene

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