32 days in France & Italy Itinerary

32 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Angers, France
— 2 nights
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Saumur, France
— 2 nights
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Langeais, France
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Montepulciano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Paris is minus 7 hours. In September, Paris is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Angers.
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Angers, France — 2 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brissac and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de La Fleche. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers, then explore the world behind art at Galerie David d'Angers, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Angers trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Angers takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saumur.
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Saumur, France — 2 nights

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musee des Blindes, admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Bioparc - Zoo de Doue la Fontaine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saumur travel route planner.

You can drive from Angers to Saumur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Saumur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Langeais.
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Langeais, France — 2 nights

Langeais is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 21st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Usse, see the interesting displays at Maurice Dufresne Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Chateau de Villandry, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Langeais trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Saumur to Langeais in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, daytime highs in Langeais are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Step out of Bordeaux to go to Pyla-sur-Mer and see La Grande Dune du Pilat, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, take in the views from Pont de Pierre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at La Cite du Vin.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip planner.

Getting from Langeais to Bordeaux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Montepulciano.
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Montepulciano, Italy — 2 nights

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio, then steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, then learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, and finally do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Tenuta Valdipiatta, learn about winemaking at Az. Agr. Poliziano, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Terrazza Del Palazzo Comunale, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Ercolani.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montepulciano trip planning site.

Getting from Rome to Montepulciano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Siena driving holiday planner.

Drive from Montepulciano to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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