14 days in Italy & France Itinerary

14 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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14 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Seattle, United States


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1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 11th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel planner.

Seattle, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Venice is 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip app.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome journey planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nice driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rome to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in May: highs in Nice hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning site.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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