20 days in Italy, Nice & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Nice & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Napoli Centrale, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Palermo
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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Train to Messina Centrale, Ferry to Villa San Giovanni, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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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 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder website.

Chandigarh, India to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.
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Capri, Italy — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, steep yourself in history at Villa San Michele, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fortini Coastal Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, then explore the activities along Marina Piccola, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Capri trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Rome to Capri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Capri when traveling from Rome in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 3 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo. On the next day, admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), then steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo.

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

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Palermo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip website.

You can fly from Palermo to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 3 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a stroll through Boccadasse, then take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, then don't miss a visit to Piazza De Ferrari, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, then explore the galleries of Museo di Palazzo Reale, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Genoa route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Genoa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Musee Picasso in Antibes (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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Traveling by car from Genoa to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning site.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in October, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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