20 days in France & Italy Itinerary

20 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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20 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
subway + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  9​h 15​min
End: Tehran, Iran


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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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip maker tool .

Tehran, Iran to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Tehran, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Station de Ski L'Audibergue in Andon--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Nice hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Station de Ski L'Audibergue
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
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: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nice to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Venice is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Salerno.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Tennis Al Settimo Piano (in Positano), Praiano (Grotte di Suppraiano & Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista) and Chiesa di San Francesco (in Maiori). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata, and make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salerno trip builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Salerno in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Florence in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salerno, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Atrani, Praiano, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), Tennis Al Settimo Piano, Chiesa di San Francesco
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Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco
Centro Storico Salerno ©
Centro Storico Salerno
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano

4
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Rome, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in January, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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