20 days in France & Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in France & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  25 h
1
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Manila, Philippines

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon route maker website.

Manila, Philippines to Lyon is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Lyon is minus 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manila in May: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze and Les Gorges du Verdon. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc in Castellane, about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tete de Chien, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nice holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Lyon in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Tete de Chien, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc ©
Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc

4
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale) and Col di Sampeyre (in Stroppo). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, make a trip to Piazza Castello, and see where the action happens at Juventus Stadium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turin road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Turin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, Turin is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Reggia di Venaria Reale, Col di Sampeyre
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Col di Sampeyre ©
Col di Sampeyre
Parco del Valentino ©
Parco del Valentino

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Prato della Valle, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, visit Cannaregio, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Turin to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Turin in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Padua
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St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, &more) and Piazza dei Miracoli (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bologna, Le mura di Lucca, Duomo di Siena, Piazza dei Miracoli
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Square
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Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano ©

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