14 days in France, Italy & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Nantes, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Franca Entre Amigos as well as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then examine the collection at Musee Dapper, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Bibliotheque Nationale de France - Departement des Monnaies, medailles et antiques, get a taste of local nightlife at Franca Entre Amigos, then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.
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Nantes, France — 1 night

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You've now added VR Survive to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sat), ponder the design of Le Miroir d'Eau, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and finally get your game on at VR Survive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Guerlais Chocolatier,, wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Ile de Versailles.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nantes online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to The Water Mirror, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, then ponder the design of Fontaine des Trois Graces, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux road trip website.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then look for gifts at Stella Stellina, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Lyon sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 night

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, appreciate the history behind Statue of William Grover-Williams, explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Lyon to Monte-Carlo by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Lyon in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Monte-Carlo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then stop by Fragio Gioielli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip tool.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in December, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Welcome To Rome, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour site.

You can fly from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in December, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Monaco travel guide

4.1
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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