22 days in France, Italy & Black Forest Itinerary

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Beaune, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Toulon, France
— 1 night
Ferry to Bastia, Drive to Porto
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Porto, France
— 3 nights
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Cervione, France
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio, France
— 2 nights
Ferry to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Drive to Alghero
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Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cagliari, Italy
— 3 nights
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Golfo Aranci, Italy
— 2 nights
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Olbia, Italy
Ferry
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 day
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Asti, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rust, Germany
— 1 night
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Beaune, France — 1 night

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 12th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Chateau de Pommard.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beaune online trip builder.

Aarschot, Belgium to Beaune is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In September in Beaune, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Beaune to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beaune in September, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Toulon.
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Toulon, France — 1 night

Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, get to know the resident critters at Zoa Parc Animalier et Botanique, and then get to know the fascinating history of Rade de Toulon.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Toulon tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Toulon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Toulon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, France — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Piana (Plage de Ficajola, Camping d'Arone, &more) and Vallée du Fango (in Galeria).

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You can fly from Toulon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cervione.
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Cervione, France — 2 nights

Cervione is a commune of the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Torra di Santa Maria Chjapella, then examine the collection at Parc Galea, then admire the sheer force of Cascade de l'Ucelluline, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Santa Cristina. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Musee Anton Dumenicu Monti and then relax in the rural setting at Ferme aux Anes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cervione driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Porto to Cervione in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, France — 2 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, and finally Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, look for gifts at Volubilis, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio holiday planner.

Drive from Cervione to Bonifacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Alghero.
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Alghero, Italy — 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Neptune's Grotto.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alghero driving holiday app.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Bonifacio to Alghero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In September in Alghero, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cagliari.
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Cagliari, Italy — 3 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cagliari: Villasimius (Colline del Vento, Spiaggia di Punta Molentis, &more). And it doesn't end there: trot along with Ranch Paky Barroso, make a trip to Catedrale di Santa Cecilia, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Elefante, and stop by L'Enoteca Biondi 1959.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cagliari vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cagliari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Golfo Aranci.
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Golfo Aranci, Italy — 2 nights

Golfo Aranci is a comune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 13km northeast of Olbia.HistoryThe name of the comune derives from a wrong translation from the old Gallurese toponym of the Golfu di li Ranci ("Gulf of the Crabs"). Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Ira, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Bianca, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally head outdoors with Spiaggia di Cala Sabina.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Golfo Aranci trip planning site.

You can drive from Cagliari to Golfo Aranci in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for Olbia on the 29th (Thu).
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Olbia, Italy

Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. On the 29th (Thu), kick back and relax at Porto Istana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Taverna Beach, and then stroll through Cala Brandinchi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Olbia tour itinerary builder website.

Olbia is very close to Golfo Aranci. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 1 day

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, take in the waterfront at Old Port, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

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You can fly from Olbia to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Asti.
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Asti, Italy — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Battistero di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Barbaresco, then do a tasting at Cantina del Glicine, and finally learn about winemaking at Rocche Dei Barbari.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Asti driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Asti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Asti. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rust.
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Rust, Germany — 1 night

Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Storchenturm.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rust vacation planner.

You can drive from Asti to Rust in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rust when traveling from Asti in October, with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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