16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Montreal, Canada


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3
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.
Head to Le Marais and Galerie des Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Paris due to the time zone difference. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Forte Dei Marmi.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

4
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.
Relax by the water at Escalet Beach and Coco Beach. Family-friendly places like Marineland and Plage des Marines will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Forte Dei Marmi.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Marineland, Plage de l'Escalet, Plage des Marines
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

4
nights
Forte Dei Marmi, Italy

Forte Dei Marmi ©
Forte dei Marmi is a sea town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bagno Maurizio and Eldorado. Bring the kids along to Bagno Stella Focette and Battistero di Parma. Get out of town with these interesting Forte Dei Marmi side-trips: Parco di Pinocchio (in Collodi), Porto Venere (Portovenere & De Gustibus) and Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Consorzio Vacche Rosse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo della Pilotta.

Plan trip to Forte Dei Marmi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Nice to Forte Dei Marmi by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Nice in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Forte Dei Marmi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Forte Dei Marmi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Parma, Marina di Pietrasanta, Porto Venere, Parco di Pinocchio, Bagno Maurizio
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Bagno Maurizio ©
Bagno Maurizio
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
De Gustibus ©
De Gustibus

2
nights
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.
Do your shopping at L'artista della barbaria and Mercati di Rialto. Attractions like Doge's Palace and Bagni Alberoni make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Forte Dei Marmi to Venice in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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