13 days in Italy, Paris & Nice Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Paris & Nice Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
4
San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Paris, France
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then take a stroll through Montmartre, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip website.

Indianapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Paris, with lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee Renoir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, then steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, then step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, and finally examine the collection at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice day trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cagnes-sur-Mer, Ville medieval, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Musee Renoir ©
Musee Renoir
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Ex Gallerie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Levanto
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria
Borgo Antico
Borgo Antico

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San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 20th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant'Agostino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Forliano, enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca of Montestaffoli, then get engrossed in the history at San Gimignano 1300, then take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Salvucci Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Viti.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Gimignano vacation maker.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to San Gimignano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Varenna.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Palazzo Viti
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San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
Torre Grossa ©
Torre Grossa

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Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then take in the exciting artwork at Le Ceramiche di Vezio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Giorgio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, and finally contemplate the long history of Menaggio.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Varenna travel route planner.

Drive from San Gimignano to Varenna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Varenna, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Varenna

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bellagio, Chiesa di S. Giorgio, Chiesa Romanica S.Pietro e Paolo, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte
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I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and then get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Varenna to Paris with the Route module. In July, Paris is slightly colder than Varenna - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont ©
Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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