15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights


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2
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice journey planning site.

Seattle, USA to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Venice. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thensee the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence route website.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Change things up with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in May, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland, Massif de l'Esterel
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Paris is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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