23 days in France & Italy Itinerary

23 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
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Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning tool.

Srinagar, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Srinagar to Paris. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Srinagar - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 3 nights

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Place Massena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in May, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice trip builder app.

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Verona attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Siena, Italy

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 15th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Siena trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Assisi, Italy

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, and finally contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Assisi vacation planning app.

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Assisi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Ravello, Italy

— 1 night
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally make a trip to Villa Rufolo.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then see the interesting displays at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, then contemplate the long history of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Naples journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Naples, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
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.

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.