18 days in Italy & France Itinerary

18 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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18 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Montpellier, France
— 1 night
4
Marseille, France
— 1 night
5
Nice, France
— 1 night
6
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
10
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Foggia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
End: Rome, Italy


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paris 'Musts' - City Tour, River Seine Cruise and Lunch, Eiffel Tower, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Promenade Quai Branly, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardin des Plantes.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip website .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

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Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Promenade Quai Branly ©
Promenade Quai Branly
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. You will leave for Montpellier on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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1
night
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 19th (Sun), wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, explore and take pictures at Petit Paradis de Vendargues, and then explore and take pictures at Les Petits Fermiers.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montpellier trip planner.

Fly from Bordeaux to Montpellier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will leave for Marseille on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Montpellier

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Les Petits Fermiers
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Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie
Les Petits Fermiers ©
Les Petits Fermiers
Petit Paradis de Vendargues ©
Petit Paradis de Vendargues

1
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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and then don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

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You can drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Abbaye Saint Victor ©
Abbaye Saint Victor

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and then have some family-friendly fun at Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa road trip website .

You can drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Genoa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©

1
night
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 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip planning tool .

You can drive from Genoa to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

Plan trip to Rome with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura ©

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, make a trip to Miglio Sacro, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naples holiday builder app .

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro

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night
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane), then don't miss a visit to Via dell'Abbondanza - Excavations, then steep yourself in history at Casa del Fauno, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pompeii online vacation planner .

Pompeii is very close to Naples. May in Pompeii sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Foggia.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno
Forum Baths ©
Forum Baths

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Foggia, Italy

Foggia ©
Foggia is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Foggia, then stroll through Parco Nazionale del Gargano, and then make a trip to Santuario Madre di Dio Incoronata.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Foggia road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Foggia takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pompeii in May, Foggia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Foggia

Parks Historic Sites
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Parco Nazionale del Gargano ©
Parco Nazionale del Gargano
Santuario Madre di Dio Incoronata ©
Santuario Madre di Dio Incoronata
Cattedrale di Foggia ©
Cattedrale di Foggia

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Explore Rome further: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Pantheon, and squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

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Getting from Foggia to Rome by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Foggia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Room Escape Games

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