18 days in France & Italy Itinerary

18 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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18 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  16 h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
plane:  7 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Pisa, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 h 30 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand


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5
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Paris. Traveling from Bangkok in July, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Triumphal Arch, Palace of Versailles
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Chateau de Varennes (in Quincie-en-Beaujolais), Plan D'Eau de Bordelan (in Villefranche-sur-Saone) and Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chateau de Varennes, Plan D'Eau de Bordelan, Cite medievale de Perouges
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Chateau de Varennes ©
Chateau de Varennes

4
nights
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Getting from Lyon to Venice by combination of tram and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pisa: Fattoria al Dotto (in Lucca), San Gimignano (Torre Grossa & Fattoria Il Piano - Vineyard) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa and admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pisa tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Venice to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Lucca, Poggio al Bosco
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Poggio al Bosco ©
Poggio al Bosco
Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano
Fattoria al Dotto ©
Fattoria al Dotto

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