15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Orcieres, France
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
End: Dusseldorf, Germany


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1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice itinerary tool .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence visit planner.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
On the 27th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, take in the exciting artwork at Pierini Verre contemporain, and then wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Rome to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orcieres.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rue d'Antibes, Pierini Verre contemporain
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

1
night
Orcieres, France

Orcieres ©
Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. On the 29th (Sun), hit the slopes at Alpi Traineau, then fly down the slopes at Ski Orcieres Merlette, and then stroll through Winter Parc.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orcieres trip planner .

You can drive from Nice to Orcieres in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in December, with highs in Orcieres at 7°C and lows at -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Orcieres

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ski Orcieres Merlette ©
Ski Orcieres Merlette

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Orcieres to Paris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Orcieres in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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