16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

16 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
— 3 nights
Le Lavandou, France
— 3 nights
Taxi to Hyeres, Train to Lyon
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights


Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, approximately Marne-la-Vallee away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online day trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France

— 3 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Les Gorges du Verdon and Plage du Chateau. Get out of town with these interesting Mandelieu-la-Napoule side-trips: Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Les Gorges du Blavet (in Bagnols-en-Foret).

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mandelieu-la-Napoule sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Mandelieu-la-Napoule in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Le Lavandou, France

— 3 nights
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de Cavaliere make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, get your game on at La grande roue du Lavandou, get outside with Plage de Saint-Clair, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Estagnol.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Le Lavandou road trip planning app.

Getting from Mandelieu-la-Napoule to Le Lavandou by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Le Lavandou can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, have some family-friendly fun at BPK Entertainment, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Lyon.

Plan trip to Lyon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Le Lavandou to Lyon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Lyon sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lyon

Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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 21st (Sun): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Like a Venetian, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 23rd (Tue), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the galleries of Welcome to Rome, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.