11 days in France & Italy Itinerary

11 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights


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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. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to 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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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take a stroll through La Croisette, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then visit Vieille Ville. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker app.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car 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): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Keep things going the next day: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice online visit planner.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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