13 days in France, Florence & Rome Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Florence
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights


Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary app.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 77°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook and then make a trip to Place Massena.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice route planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chamonix.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trip
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Chamonix, France — 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the activities along Lac Blanc, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges de la Diosaz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, and then meet the residents at Parc de Merlet.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chamonix route app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Chamonix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence travel planner.

Getting from Chamonix to Florence by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
Historic Sites
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.