7 days in Rome & France Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Montreuil-aux-Lions, France
— 2 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Erbil


Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome attractions planning tool.

Erbil, Iraq to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Erbil to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Erbil in March, plan for slightly colder days in Rome, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris online visit planner.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreuil-aux-Lions.
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Montreuil-aux-Lions, France — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll the grounds of British Cemetery - Montreuil-aux-Lions.

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You can drive from Paris to Montreuil-aux-Lions in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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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.