24 days in Italy & France Itinerary

24 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Naples.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Naples, Italy — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, examine the collection at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Naples vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Naples takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Naples at 87°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome journey planning site.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole (in San Miniato) and Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 3rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan road trip site.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip app.

You can drive from Milan to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marseille.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through The Panier, then contemplate the long history of Chateau d'If, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip builder.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Paris.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Paris, France — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles, La Galerie des Batailles, &more), Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Fayencerie Augy) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Enjoy Paris some more: take a stroll through Le Marais, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, take in panoramic vistas at Montparnasse Tower, and snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in August, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 57°F.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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France travel guide

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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.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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