15 days in France & Italy Itinerary

15 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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15 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  8 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Chambord, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Amboise, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
fly:  1 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
9
Rome, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States


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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 The Paris Catacombs, Palais Garnier, Sainte-Chapelle, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to The Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Quartier de l'Opera, stop by Place de la Bastille, and ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris travel route website.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, Paris is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Chambord.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Chambord, France

Chambord ©
On the 8th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Les Vignerons de Mont-Pres-Chambord, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Troussay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Louis de Chambord, and finally explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chambord, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Chambord by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Cheverny, Les Vignerons de Mont-Pres-Chambord
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Les Vignerons de Mont-Pres-Chambord ©
Chateau de Troussay ©
Chateau de Troussay

1
night
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau de Chambord. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, stop by Galland Epicerie de Terroirs, then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Domaine de La Croix Melier, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise road trip planner.

You can drive from Chambord to Amboise in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord, Domaine de La Croix Melier
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 11th (Sun), get your game on at DreamAway Lyon, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then take in the views from Passerelle du Palais de Justice, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lyon travel planner.

You can take a train from Amboise to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and tram; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 14th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip maker.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fontana delle Naiadi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome holiday site.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 17th (Sat), make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Naples road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Duomo di Napoli ©
Duomo di Napoli

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hours
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation tool.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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