14 days in France & Italy Itinerary

14 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Fly
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Drive to Fleurie
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Fleurie, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Epernay, France
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples tour itinerary builder app.

Paris, France to Naples is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Naples hover around 80°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Villa Farnesina, get great views at Colle Aventino, then explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, then delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, contemplate the long history of Oratorio di San Sebastiano De' Bini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, and finally make a trip to Giardino Bardini. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, take in panoramic vistas at Rocca of Montestaffoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, appreciate the history behind Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre itinerary maker site.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, take in the waterfront at Quai des Etats Unis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nice online travel route planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fleurie.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Fleurie, France

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of MAISON D'AMPERE Musee de l'electricite, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Jarnioux, and then examine the collection at Musee du tissage.

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Explore your travel options from Nice to Fleurie with the Route module. Traveling from Nice in September, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Fleurie. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Epernay.

Things to do in Fleurie

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Epernay, France

— 3 nights

Capital of Champagne

Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): do a tasting at Champagne Julien Chopin, learn about winemaking at Champagne Collard-Picard, make a trip to Eglise Notre-Dame, do a tasting at Champagne Charles Mignon, then do a tasting at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Champagne Boizel - Atelier 1834. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Champagne Georges Cartier, learn about winemaking at Champagne A.Bergere, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, then steep yourself in history at Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Amand.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Epernay itinerary planning site.

Drive from Fleurie to Epernay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Epernay when traveling from Fleurie in September, with lows around 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Epernay

Wineries · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

France travel guide

4.3
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.