17 days in Italy, France & Norway Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights


Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

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Bengaluru, India to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Rome, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco are in your itinerary. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

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Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Do your shopping at La Croisette and Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya. Get some historical perspective at Rue d'Antibes and Palais Lascaris. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Avenue Jean Medecin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and wander the streets of Old Town.

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You can fly from Venice to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Nice sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paris when traveling from Nice in April, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

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Fly from Paris to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get little chillier in Oslo: highs are around 11°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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.

France travel guide

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.

Norway travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.