18 days in Italy & France Itinerary

18 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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18 days in Italy & France Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Montpellier, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Foggia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
End: Rome, Italy


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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.
Get outdoors at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Latin Quarter and Hotel de Ville. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Trocadero, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 19th (Sun), walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), then step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Taillan, then admire the local landmark of Monument aux Girondins, and finally wander the streets of Port of the Moon.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in Bordeaux are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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Chateau du Taillan ©
Chateau du Taillan
Port of the Moon ©
Port of the Moon
Monument aux Girondins ©
Monument aux Girondins

1
night
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier vacation planner .

You can fly from Bordeaux to Montpellier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

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Neighborhoods Shopping
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Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

1
night
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.
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

1
night
Nice, France

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 22nd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a stroll through Place Rossetti.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Nice day trip planning app .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Place Rossetti ©
Place Rossetti

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.
To plan Genoa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Nice to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Shopping Historic Sites
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Romeo Viganotti ©
Romeo Viganotti

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 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence trip maker app .

Getting from Genoa to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in May, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with ALEFBET.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno ©
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno
Decumani di Napoli ©
Decumani di Napoli

1
night
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pompeii online trip itinerary builder .

Pompeii is very close to Naples. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Foggia.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno

1
night
Foggia, Italy

Foggia ©
Foggia is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Troia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Teatro Giordano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Foggia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa delle Croci, then make a trip to Santuario Madre di Dio Incoronata, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Domenico, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Foggia trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Foggia takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Foggia when traveling from Pompeii in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Foggia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cattedrale di Troia
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Duomo ©
Duomo
Cattedrale di Foggia ©
Cattedrale di Foggia
Chiesa delle Croci ©
Chiesa delle Croci

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cupola di San Pietro and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Get some historical perspective at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Colosseum. See some other sides of Rome: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Foggia to Rome by car takes about 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Foggia in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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