26 days in Poland, Italy & France Itinerary

26 days in Poland, Italy & France Itinerary

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Bydgoszcz, Poland
— 7 nights
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Geneva, Bus to Annecy
Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 5 nights


Bydgoszcz, Poland — 7 nights

Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bydgoszcz: Torun (Medieval Defensive City Walls, Żywe Muzeum Piernika, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum Kanal Bydgoski, examine the collection at Dom Leona Wyczolkowskiego, pause for some photo ops at 18 Meridian Statue, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bydgoszcz trip planner.

Lome, Togo to Bydgoszcz is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Lome in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bydgoszcz: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Warsaw, Poland — 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 26th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw holiday planner.

You can fly from Bydgoszcz to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, Scuola di Cucina di Lella, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Getting from Warsaw to Florence by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Warsaw in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Naples.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Odeon - Teatro Piccolo (in Pompeii), Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, see the interesting displays at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, and get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naples vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Annecy.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Annecy, France — 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Annecy: Walibi Rhone-Alpes (in Les Avenieres) and Room Escape Games (in Annemasse). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, and snap pictures at Pont des Amours.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Naples to Annecy in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Naples in October, with highs in Annecy at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning tool.

Getting from Annecy to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Poland travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

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.