17 days in France & Italy Itinerary

17 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Nice, France
— 5 nights
3
Genoa, Italy
— 5 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— Few hours


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): walk around Luxembourg Gardens, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the next day, stroll through Île de la Cité, thensteep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey site.

Des Moines, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Paris is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Des Moines in June, with highs in Paris at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

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

5
nights
Nice, France

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 find plenty of places to visit near Nice: La Croisette (in Cannes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marineland, La Croisette, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

5
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare) and Vernazza (Castello Doria & Vernazza). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, admire the natural beauty at Scalinata delle Tre Caravelle, wander the streets of Boccadasse, and take a leisurely stroll along Old Port.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa online journey planner.

Drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cinque Terre
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online vacation maker.

Drive from Genoa to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Genoa in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

few
hours
Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle and then examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in June, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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