23 days in France & Italy Itinerary

23 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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23 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Avignon, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris vacation maker website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Palais des Papes, explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and trek along Le Sentier des Ocres.

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You can take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Avignon are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Roussillon, Carrieres des Lumieres, Pont du Gard, Arenes de Nimes, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Tapiezo ©
Tapiezo
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
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 10th (Mon): wander the streets of The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marseille sightseeing app .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Panier ©
The Panier

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Marineland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice visit planner .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in June, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland

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 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and then stroll through Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Lerici, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Spezia road trip tool .

You can drive from Venice to La Spezia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Castello di Lerici, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder .

You can drive from La Spezia to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow 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 ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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