25 days in France & Italy Itinerary

25 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jardin des Tuileries and Place des Vosges. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Paris is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Paris due to the time zone difference. In July, Paris is somewhat warmer than Tallinn - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Rouen, France

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Abbaye Saint Georges de Boscherville, then admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Angelique, then examine the collection at Musee Maritime Fluvial et Portuaire de Rouen, and finally don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen vacation planner.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Rouen reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Tour de L'Arcade, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planner.

Drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bayeux, France

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee Baron Gerard, walk around Jardin Public de Bayeux, then learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Toulouse, France

— 4 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Capitole and Basilique Saint-Sernin. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de Brienne (Le), get engrossed in the history at Musee Saint-Raymond, and steep yourself in history at Espace EDF Bazacle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Toulouse trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Toulouse takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in July; daily highs in Toulouse reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Villa Borghese and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Getting from Toulouse to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toulouse in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Giardino Bardini. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lido and Dorsoduro. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice trip website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.

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.