16 days in Italy, Paris & Nice Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Paris & Nice Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Paris & Nice Itinerary

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Jardin des Tuileries. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Place des Vosges, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Colombo in October, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Honfleur, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Promenade du Paillon and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

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You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Nice hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antibes, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Promenade du Paillon ©
Promenade du Paillon
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trap Milano and Villa Necchi Campiglio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Borgo Castell'Arquato (in Castell'Arquato) and Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milan visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in November, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, Borgo Castell'Arquato
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio
Borgo Castell'Arquato ©
Borgo Castell'Arquato

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.
On the 8th (Fri), wander the streets of Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planning app .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Venice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Photography Tours
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Perseus Statue and then admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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