15 days in France, Italy & Vienna Itinerary

15 days in France, Italy & Vienna Itinerary

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Lourdes, France
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights


Lourdes, France

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Le Petit Lourdes, examine the collection at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, and then examine the collection at Musée de Cire.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lourdes is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Lourdes. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Lourdes to be much colder, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Île de la Cité and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage.

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Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Vienna.
Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Belvedere Palace and Hofburg. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, stop by Altmann & Kühne, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and make a trip to Haus der Musik Wien.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Vienna in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Venice.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Blue Moon. Visit Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, stop by Ricami Veronica, and shop like a local with San Marco 801.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Vienna in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Colle del Gianicolo. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Palatine Hill. Change things up with a short trip to Camiceria Contrada in Latina (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, enjoy the sand and surf at V Lounge Beach Club, stop by Paciotti Salumeria, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

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Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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

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.