15 days in France & Italy Itinerary

15 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Train to Paris St Lazare, Train to Paris Orly, Fly to Venice
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dammam in April, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Bayeux, France

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 10th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Mare de Vauville and then try your luck at Hippodrome de Clairefontaine.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip builder tool.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Casinos · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Bayeux to Venice in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in April, with highs in Venice at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rome, Italy

— 3 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome route tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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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.