22 days in France & Italy Itinerary

22 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Turin, Italy
— 5 nights
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
Portoferraio, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Taxi to Siena
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 6 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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to France Miniature (in Elancourt) and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online sightseeing planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chamonix.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Chamonix, France — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Mont Saleve. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Brevent Cable Car and Spas. Step out of Chamonix with an excursion to Room Escape Games in Annemasse--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to eBike Chamonix and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Balcon Nord : Plan de l'Aiguille du Midi - Montenvers.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chamonix itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turin.
Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Trails
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Turin, Italy — 5 nights

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Forte di Bard. Museum-lovers will appreciate Juventus Museum and Museo Pietro Micca e dell'assedio di Torino del 1706. Step out of Turin to go to Issogne and see Castello di Issogne, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Armeria Reale, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, admire the masterpieces at MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata.

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You can drive from Chamonix to Turin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turin can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pisa day trip planning site.

Getting from Turin to Pisa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in September, you will find days in Pisa are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Italy — 2 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Pisa to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siena.
Outdoors · Beaches · 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Siena online road trip planner.

Getting from Portoferraio to Siena by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Siena, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence holiday website.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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

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.

Tuscany travel guide

Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.