19 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights


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.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Piazza Navona. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Rome is minus 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Positano.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Positano, Italy — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Positano holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Venice.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco and then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Canal Grande and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Positano to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Champs-Elysees as well as Louvre Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. You'll set off for Bordeaux on the 20th (Sun).
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.
Bring the kids along to Place de la Bourse and The Water Mirror. There's much more to do: make a trip to Place du Parlement, admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, wander the streets of Promenade Sainte Catherine, and admire the local landmark of Fontaine des Trois Graces.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

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.

France travel guide

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.