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Hi everyone, I am planning for my first trip to europe next year (Sept - Oct) for 30 nights! This will be for me and my wife. After much and much (and much!) consideration, I am choosing to go to France, Italy, and Greece. Our interest is to see a balance of good architecture and good scenery. Eating good food is a must. We are not interested in too many museums visit, 1 or 2 is okay. Drafted this rough itinerary after reading so many articles:

France (10 nights)
1. Sydney fly to Paris - 4 nights
2. Provence (base where?) - 3 nights
3. French Riviera (base in Nice) - 3 nights

Rome (11 nights)
1. Nice fly to Venice - 3 nights
2. Tuscany (base in Florence and 1 other small town where?) - 5 nights
3. Rome - 3 nights

Greece (9 nights)
1. Rome fly to Athens - 3 nights
2. Naxos - 3 nights
3. Santorini - 3 nights
4. Santorini fly to Athens to Sydney

Need your help with a few questions:
1. Do you think the places that I visit provide enough variety? The last thing that I want is to visit city after city that feel the same, it will bore us.
2. Do you think the order of itinerary makes sense, can it be arranged better?
3. Within my allocated time of each country, do you think there is a better combination of city that I should go instead?
4. Which city should I stay in Province?
5. Which city should I stay in Tuscany rural?

Thank you for any input, and I appreciate if you refrain from commenting like: "30 nights are too much for 3 countries, what the heck are you thinking? You should visit 1 or 2 instead!". I know that 10 days in one country is not going to give enough time to experience it fully, but I am satisfied to get the "taste" of the country. Seeing that I don't have many opportunities to go abroad and my dream is to visit as many countries in the world as I can, I don't have the luxury to experience a single country "thoroughly", at least not in the near future.

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