11 days in France & Italy Itinerary

11 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pietrelcina, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Abidjan

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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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Rue des Francs Bourgeoisfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Le Marais. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, steep yourself in history at La Sorbonne, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour builder.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Abidjan to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abidjan in December, with highs in Paris at 47°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lourdes.

Things to do in Paris

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Lourdes, France

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Adoration., then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Pie X, and then relax and rejuvenate at Aquensis.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lourdes tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Paris to Lourdes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Lourdes are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Spas

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Trastevere. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lourdes in December: highs in Rome hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pietrelcina.

Things to do in Rome

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Pietrelcina, Italy

— 2 nights
Pietrelcina is a town and comune in the province of Benevento in the Campania region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Casa Natale di Padre Pio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anna, and then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Torre A Oriente.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pietrelcina vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Rome to Pietrelcina in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pietrelcina can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pietrelcina

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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France travel guide

4.3
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.