16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Florence
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights


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.
Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

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Belgrade, Serbia to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder 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) early enough to travel to Chamonix.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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): take some stellar pictures from Aiguille du Midi, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then do some rugged touring at eBike Chamonix. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges de la Diosaz, then don't miss a visit to Glacier des Bossons, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a 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): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Positano.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Positano, Italy — 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fornillo and Duomo di Ravello. We've included these beaches for you: Lido di Ravello and Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo) and Amalfi (Valle dei Mulini & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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Traveling by flight from Positano to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Positano in July since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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France travel guide

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

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.