47 days in France, Rome & Florence Itinerary

47 days in France, Rome & Florence Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Reims, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Colmar, France
— 1 day
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Train to Morges, Ferry to Thonon-les-Bains
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Thonon-les-Bains, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Paris, France — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Parc Asterix (in Plailly), Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois) and Amiens (Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens & Musee de Picardie). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, walk around Le Jardin de Versailles, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder app.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Paris is minus 6 hours. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Reims.
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Reims, France — 2 nights

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Remi, learn about winemaking at Mercier, then learn about winemaking at Moet et Chandon, then learn about winemaking at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): do a tasting at Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, then do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reims trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Reims takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Reims, with lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 10th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Place Kleber and then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg day trip tool.

Getting from Reims to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Strasbourg when traveling from Reims in August, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 1 day

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Old Town, then explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, then don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colmar trip builder tool.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Colmar in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Colmar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): visit La Petite France and then admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Thonon-les-Bains.
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Thonon-les-Bains, France — 3 nights

Thonon-les-Bains is a town in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains, explore the striking landscape at Gorges du Pont du Diable, and then identify plant and animal life at Jardin des Cinq Sens.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thonon-les-Bains trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Thonon-les-Bains takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

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 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner.

You can drive from Thonon-les-Bains to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hyeres.
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Hyeres, France — 3 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Aquavillage Parc, take in the dramatic natural features at Presqu'ile de Giens, get in on the family fun at Aqualand Frejus, and walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Hyeres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome attractions planner.

Getting from Hyeres to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyeres in August, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train 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 25th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 7 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (Hotel de Ville & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). See even more of Paris: shop like a local with Le Marais, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lille.
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Lille, France — 2 nights

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Givenchy-en-Gohelle), Carriere Wellington (in Arras) and Calais (l'Hotel de Ville de Calais & Calais Wine Superstore). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, examine the collection at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, make a trip to Grande Place, and admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lille online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 11 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles, L'Orangerie, &more), Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Ferme de Viltain (in Jouy en Josas). See even more of Paris: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online journey planner.

You can take a train from Lille to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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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