16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Mandello del Lario, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris vacation planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, expect nights in Paris to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are cooler, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Milan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mandello del Lario.
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Mandello del Lario, Italy — 2 nights

Mandello del Lario is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lecco, in Lombardy, on the Como Lake.Since 1921, Mandello del Lario has been home to Moto Guzzi—the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Green Way dei Patriarchi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, and then view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte. On the next day, look for gifts at Il Tornio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and then explore the activities along Lago di Como.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mandello del Lario trip builder tool.

Drive from Milan to Mandello del Lario in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mandello del Lario are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mandello del Lario to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mandello del Lario in December; daily highs in Florence reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Amalfi coast Lemon Tour (in Conca dei Marini), Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo). There's still lots to do: walk around Villa Comunale, don't miss a visit to Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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