15 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

15 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights


Paris, France

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Sainte-Chapelle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seine River and Ile Saint-Louis. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

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Saskatoon, Canada to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Saskatoon to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saskatoon in October, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Verrazzano and then take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.

Italy travel guide

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.

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.