17 days in France & Italy Itinerary

17 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amboise, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Belo Horizonte - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amboise.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Amboise, France — 1 night

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, contemplate the long history of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, and finally step into the grandiose world of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire.

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You can take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Amboise, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Bayeux, France — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Drive from Amboise to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut, steep yourself in history at Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

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Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

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 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May, with highs in Nice at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Siena, Italy — 1 night

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums
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Assisi, Italy — 1 night

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 12th (Thu), do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Assisi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rome.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder website.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ravello.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Ravello, Italy — 1 night

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, get a tailor-made plan with Amalfi Coast Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ravello trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Cannaregio, stop by Campo del Ghetto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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Fly from Ravello to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Ravello in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 15°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.