16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Firenze Rifredi, Fly to San Juan


Paris, France — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris as well as Palace of Versailles. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Paris is 5 hours. Traveling from San Juan in October, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

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.
Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Little Venice (in Colmar). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, and see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Nicola Scovenna NCC - Private Tours & Transfers has been added to your itinerary. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately Pisa away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

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You can fly from Strasbourg to Florence in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Strasbourg in October: high temperatures in Florence hover around 71°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
Historic Sites · Museums · Transportation · Tours
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

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You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.