17 days in Copenhagen, Italy & France Itinerary

17 days in Copenhagen, Italy & France Itinerary

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17 days in Copenhagen, Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Reno, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h 15 min
3
Carcassonne Center, France
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Reno, United States


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3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Step out of the city life by going to Gudmindrup Beach and Gammel Strand. Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Fanefjord Kirke. Step out of Copenhagen with an excursion to Sorø Klosterkirke in Soroe--about 1:20 hours away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerery planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from South Lake Tahoe, USA to Copenhagen. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Copenhagen when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December, with lows around 35°F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fanefjord Church, Soro Klosterkirke, Gudmindrup Beach
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Gudmindrup Beach ©
Gudmindrup Beach
Fanefjord Church ©
Fanefjord Church
Gammel Strand ©
Gammel Strand

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza della Signoria and Food Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Terre di Perseto (in San Casciano in Val di Pesa), Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral) and Panzano in Chianti (Monte Bernardi & Panzanello). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and subway from Copenhagen to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in December: highs in Florence hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, Siena, Terre di Perseto
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Monte Bernardi ©
Monte Bernardi

6
nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carcassonne Medieval City and Famille Fabre. Get a sense of the local culture at Domaine Rose et Paul and Clos Rocailleux. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux (in Sauvian), Maison de Payrac (in Nages), Domaine de l'Arjolle (in Pouzolles), Chateau de Combebelle (in Villespassans), Golf de Font-Romeu (in Font-Romeu), Musee du Vieux Lacaune (in Lacaune), Domaine de Saint Pierre (in Vias), Chateau Guery (in Azille) and Cave St Michel (in Cordes-sur-Ciel). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops and contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Florence to Carcassonne takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Wineries Museums Golf

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Domaine de l'Arjolle, Domaine de Saint Pierre, Chateau de Combebelle, Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux
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Domaine Rose et Paul ©
Domaine Rose et Paul
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Clos Rocailleux ©
Clos Rocailleux

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