15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Tourcoing, France
— 1 night
Drive to Lille-Lesquin Airport, Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Arezzo, Italy
— 1 night
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nimes, France
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
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Tourcoing, France

— 1 night
Tourcoing is a city in northern France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Volupto Spa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of VC Corner Australian Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee des Anciens Combattants d'Armentieres. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Christophe and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Hunt Lille.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Tourcoing online journey maker.

Paris to Tourcoing is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In November, daily temperatures in Tourcoing can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Tourcoing

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Tourcoing to Rome with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tourcoing in November, with highs in Rome at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arezzo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Arezzo, Italy

— 1 night

Ancient City

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
On the 13th (Fri), stop by La Bottega del Cuoio, do a tasting at Villa La Ripa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then push the limits with RSE Italia, then explore the world behind art at Galleria Ivan Bruschi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria della Pieve.

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

Getting from Rome to Arezzo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Arezzo

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Verona, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Venice (Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Canal Grande, &more) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's more to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Arezzo to Verona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, and finally get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and then see La Casa Maledetta.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Milan tour planner.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Nimes, France

— 2 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wine Safari, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, then steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montmajour.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Nimes online trip maker.

Drive from Milan to Nimes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nimes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montpellier, France

— 2 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Place Jean Jaures, test your problem-solving skills at Prizoners Montpellier, then relax and rejuvenate at Hot Yoga Montpellier, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre and then do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Nimes to Montpellier in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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.