13 days in Italy & France Itinerary

13 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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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.
Montmartre has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Palace of Versailles. Keep things going the next day: stop by Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Paris. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Colmar.
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Colmar, France

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Little Venice as well as Old Town. On the 31st (Mon), wander the streets of Little Venice and then make a trip to Old Town.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colmar online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Colmar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Colmar are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

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.
You've now added La Petite France to your itinerary.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg online travel route planner.

Getting from Colmar to Strasbourg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

You've added Parc des Princes, Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Tue), see where the action happens at Parc des Princes. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to La Defense, examine the collection at Palais de Chaillot, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Dome des Invalides, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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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.
You've added Roman Forum, Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums and then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: highs in Rome hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Palazzo Vecchio has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. November in Florence sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ponte di Rialto, Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arco della Pace as well as Duomo di Milano. On the 7th (Mon), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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