31 days in France & Italy Itinerary

31 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 5 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and stop by Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey maker website.

Ubud, Indonesia to Paris is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Ubud to Paris. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ubud in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Place Massena, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nice trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Milan itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence travel tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Assisi.
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Assisi, Italy — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, stroll around Mount Subasio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Assisi tour planner.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Siena in December, plan for slightly colder days in Assisi, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in December, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a train to Naples.
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii) and Salerno (Centro Storico Salerno, Villa Comunale, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, and see the interesting displays at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Naples online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow 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

4.6
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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