15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Senigallia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to La Palud sur Verdon
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La Palud sur Verdon, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights

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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
On the 15th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Paris, France to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Senigallia.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Senigallia, Italy

— 1 night
Senigallia is a comune and port town of the province of Ancona on Italy's Adriatic coast, in the Marche region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): head outdoors with Bagni M48, then get outside with Bagni 49, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni 57.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Senigallia trip maker.

You can drive from Venice to Senigallia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Senigallia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Senigallia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning site.

Getting from Senigallia to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Fornillo), Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park and awaken your taste buds at Adolfo Scotto di Luzio Private Driver.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Florence to Naples by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, Naples is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to La Palud sur Verdon.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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La Palud sur Verdon, France

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get outside with Verdon-e-Bike, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then admire all the interesting features of Route des Cretes La Palud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our La Palud sur Verdon trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Naples to La Palud sur Verdon with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in La Palud sur Verdon when traveling from Naples in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Annecy.

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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Annecy, France

— 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette, and then explore the stunning scenery at Terra Canyon.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Annecy trip planner.

Getting from La Palud sur Verdon to Annecy by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from La Palud sur Verdon in August; daily highs in Annecy reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris visit planner.

Getting from Annecy to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Province of Ancona travel guide

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Landmarks · Caves · Beaches
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Ancona is the capital of the province of Ancona and of the region. The city is located 280km northeast of Rome, on the Adriatic Sea, between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco.Ancona is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, especially for passenger traffic, and is the main economic and demographic centre of the region.HistoryAncona was founded by Greek settlers from Syracuse in about 387 BC, who gave it its name: Ancona stems from the Greek word Αγκων, meaning "elbow"; the harbour to the east of the town was originally protected only by the promontory on the north, shaped like an elbow. Greek merchants established a Tyrian purple dye factory here. In Roman times it kept its own coinage with the punning device of the bent arm holding a palm branch, and the head of Aphrodite on the reverse, and continued the use of the Greek language.When it became a Roman colony is uncertain. It was occupied as a naval station in the Illyrian War of 178 BC. Julius Caesar took possession of it immediately after crossing the Rubicon. Its harbour was of considerable importance in imperial times, as the nearest to Dalmatia, and was enlarged by Trajan, who constructed the north quay with his Syrian architect Apollodorus of Damascus. At the beginning of it stands the marble triumphal arch with a single archway, and without bas-reliefs, erected in his honour in 115 by the Senate and Roman people.

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France travel guide

4.3
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.