17 days in France & Italy Itinerary

17 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly

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Chamonix, France — 2 nights

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 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): hit the slopes at Vallee Blanche, take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chamonix road trip planning tool.

Belgrade, Serbia to Chamonix is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route maker app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Place Massena, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, then contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip maker site.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.
Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Wildlife
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 2 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 25th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then cruise along Amalfi Coast, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Ravello, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Venice.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, take in nature's colorful creations at Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel.

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You can fly from Ravello to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Ravello in June, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.