19 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Pisa, Italy
— 4 nights
Marseille, France
— 1 day
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 4 nights


Naples, Italy — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa Rufolo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Positano (Spas, Spiaggia Grande, &more), Ravello (Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte & Villa Cimbrone Gardens) and Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Villa dei Misteri, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Santissima Trinita dei Pellegrini, and browse the exhibits of Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip maker website.

Atlanta, USA to Naples is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. Pantheon and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Pisa.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Pisa, Italy — 4 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Piazza del Duomo. Change things up with these side-trips from Pisa: Florence (The Boboli Gardens, Ponte Vecchio, &more) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa attractions tool.

You can fly from Rome to Pisa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks
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Marseille, France — 1 day

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally stop by The Panier.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marseille day trip tool.

Getting from Pisa to Marseille by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. April in Marseille sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lyon online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and The Paris Catacombs for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Conciergerie, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

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.

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.