16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  23 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Bengaluru, India


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4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seine River and Paris Plage. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Marais and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Visiting Grotte di Pietrasecca and Riva di Polline will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Soriano nel Cimino to see Faggeta del Monte Cimino about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill and look for gifts at Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

Getting from Paris to Rome by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Faggeta del Monte Cimino, Grotte di Pietrasecca, Riva di Polline
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Grotte di Pietrasecca ©
Grotte di Pietrasecca
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Faggeta del Monte Cimino ©
Faggeta del Monte Cimino

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mercato Centrale and Podere Campriano. Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli and Castello di Verrazzano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (La Fabbrica delle Candele & Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting)) and Radda in Chianti (Pornanino & Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Paolo Penko and get a taste of the local shopping with Florence Shop 4 It.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti
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La Fabbrica delle Candele ©
La Fabbrica delle Candele
Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, take a stroll around Vernazza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, then hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and finally make a trip to Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

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Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St Mark's Campanile. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory (in Burano) and Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cinque Terre in February, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory, Blue Moon
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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