15 days in France & Italy Itinerary

15 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 3 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.
You've now added Île de la Cité to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Kids will appreciate attractions like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Belgrade in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chamonix.
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Chamonix, France — 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiguille du Midi, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll through eBike Chamonix. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de la Diosaz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier des Bossons, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chamonix day trip planning app.

Getting from Paris to Chamonix by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Family-friendly places like Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip builder website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Positano holiday planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Positano to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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