17 days in Italy & France Itinerary

17 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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2
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.
Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Pantheon and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Rome to be a bit cooler, around 4°C, while days are colder, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Assisi online travel planner .

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Assisi are slightly colder (11°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Siena day trip planning tool .

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Assisi in December, expect nights in Siena to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning website .

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice driving holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to La Croisette, get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie du Faune. On the next day, wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Venice to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Galerie du Faune
Highlights from your plan
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Paris is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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