17 days in France & Italy Itinerary

17 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Toronto in August since evenings lows in Paris dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, take in the views from Passerelle du Palais de Justice, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Lyon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

2
nights
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 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, thenhead off the coast to Ile de Bendor, thenrelax in the rural setting at Var Lamas, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Coudouliere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, thenget outside with Calanque d'En-Vau, thenhead outdoors with Route des Cretes, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution.

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

Take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Six-Fours-les-Plages, Cassis, Route des Cretes, Laser game Evolution, Ile de Bendor
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Calanque d'En-Vau ©
Calanque d'En-Vau
Var Lamas ©
Var Lamas
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Aquasplash, see the interesting displays at Villa Domergue, and then don't miss a visit to Rue Meynadier.

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

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Aquasplash
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, thenmeet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa day trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Genoa, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
Palazzo Doria Tursi ©
Palazzo Doria Tursi

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Ratto della Sabina, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, thensteep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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 August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
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 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, thendelve into the distant past at Pantheon, thenadmire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, thenstroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Vietri sul Mare (Spiaggia della Crestarella & Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori), Positano (Grotta di Fornillo, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, &more) and Cilento (in Salerno). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Naples tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Cilento
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Cilento ©
Cilento
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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