25 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Via Condotti and L'Artigianato. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect Rome to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 3 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Do your shopping at Piccadilly Ceramics and Ravello Arte. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo & Arienzo Beach Club, Positano) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Raito). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, and contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello vacation builder site.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in December since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Chiaia, stop by Fashion Victim Store, then don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, and finally contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip maker website.

You can drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in December, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train 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.
Shop till you drop at Mercato Centrale and Gioia Chiara. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary maker app.

Getting from Naples to Florence by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Basilica di San Marco and Cannaregio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Blue Moon in Lido di Venezia, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, look for gifts at L'artista della barbaria, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 1 night

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Tropez Harbor, then get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and then stroll through Plage de Pampelonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at La maison des confitures, and then examine the collection at Maison du Chocolat Et Cacao.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez online route planner.

Getting from Venice to Saint-Tropez by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Lérins Islands. Visit Rue d'Antibes and Le Suquet for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Cannes to Nice to see Castel Plage about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: wander the streets of La Croisette.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In December in Cannes, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cannes to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cannes in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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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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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