19 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

19 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Athens, Greece
— 8 nights
Corfu Town, Greece


Paris, France — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore hidden gems such as Latin Quarter and Ile Saint-Louis. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stroll through Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

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San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Paris is 9 hours. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Brancacci, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then explore the galleries of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

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You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Florence at 83°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 8 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Pandora Art Gallery and Technohoros Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Archaeological Museum of Nauplion (in Nafplio) and Lion Gate (in Mycenae). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Monastiraki Flea Market.

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Fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Greece

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante and then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.

Greece travel guide

Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.