20 days in France & Italy Itinerary

20 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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20 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h
7
Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  20 h
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.
Attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary tool.

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru to Paris, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vieille Ville and Promenade des Anglais. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, make a trip to Place Massena, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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.
Bring the kids along to Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and St Mark's Campanile. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of St. Anthony
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Campanile di Giotto and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza Maggiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Step out of Florence to go to Bologna and see Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bologna
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 13th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Siena trip builder website.

Getting from Florence to Siena by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): walk around Villa Comunale, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Taormina trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Taormina takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Beaches Nature
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Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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