15 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to La Croix-Valmer
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La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice sightseeing site.

Belgrade, Serbia to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.
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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 9th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi, Italy — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, and finally steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi travel route builder website.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 2 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and finally stroll through Fornillo. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello journey builder website.

Drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to La Croix-Valmer.
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La Croix-Valmer, France — 2 nights

La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vergeron. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Debarquement, then kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Croix-Valmer road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ravello to La Croix-Valmer with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in La Croix-Valmer when traveling from Ravello in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paris vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from La Croix-Valmer to Paris. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from La Croix-Valmer in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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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.
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