15 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

15 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seine River and Ile Saint-Louis. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris journey planning site.

Saskatoon, Canada to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 17th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano and then get into the urban bustle at Comune Di Certaldo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Florence: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome attractions planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.
Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Glyfada Beach, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, stop by Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens road trip app.

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Athens. On the 25th (Sun), 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

4.3
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

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.

Greece travel guide

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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.