16 days in Italy & France Itinerary

16 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
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Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Le Lavandou
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Le Lavandou, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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 29th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): stop by Campo del Ghetto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip tool.

Houston, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Venice is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in Venice reach 72°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

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Rome, Italy

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 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Ravello, Italy

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll get in some beach time at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Atrani, get outside with Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare, and contemplate the long history of Villa La Rondinaia.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello tour planning site.

Drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Ravello, with highs around 79°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cavaliere, then kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage de l'Anglade.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ravello to Le Lavandou with the Route module. Traveling from Ravello in June, Le Lavandou is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Eze Sur Mer Strand and Coco Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Rent a Boat by Hour and Plage Antibes. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Plage Robinson & Scuba & Snorkeling). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos and kick back and relax at Plage Le Sporting.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice day trip tool.

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Nice in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.

France travel guide

4.2
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.