11 days in France & Italy Itinerary

11 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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11 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Louvre Museum. Eiffel Tower and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Orsay and Champs-Elysees. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through La Croisette, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): head off the coast to Lérins Islands and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

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Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Here are some ideas for day two: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice journey planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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