21 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Lampedusa, Italy
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Taormina, Italy
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San Teodoro, Italy
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Toulouse, France
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Bayeux, France
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Paris, France
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, steep yourself in history at Lio Piccolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Gritti Epicurean School and then admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary app.

Tallinn, Estonia to Venice is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Tallinn to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallinn in July, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna and Ancient Rome. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Pincio, look for gifts at Gelateria Panna e Liquirizia, don't miss a visit to Vatican Necropolis, and ponder the design of Barcaccia Fountain.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Rome online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lampedusa.
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Lampedusa, Italy — 1 night

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, then kick back and relax at Mare Morto, then don't miss a visit to Cala Calandra, and finally identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lampedusa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Lampedusa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Lampedusa to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Taormina.
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Taormina, Italy — 1 night

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 27th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Varo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido La Dolce Vita, then see what you can catch with Antonio - Escursioni in Barca, and finally surround yourself with nature on Etna Wild.

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Fly from Lampedusa to Taormina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Lampedusa in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Taormina: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to San Teodoro.
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San Teodoro, Italy — 1 night

A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore by horseback at Maneggio La Cinta, and then surround yourself with nature on Nata Libera.

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You can fly from Taormina to San Teodoro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Taormina in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Teodoro, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Toulouse.
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Toulouse, France — 4 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atlantide Plongee and Bastide de Mirepoix. When in Toulouse, make a side trip to see Place des Couverts in Mirepoix, approximately Mirepoix away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mirepoix, get in on the family fun at Safari Kids, examine the collection at Musee du Vieux-Toulouse, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip builder.

Getting from San Teodoro to Toulouse by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Teodoro in July: highs in Toulouse hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Baron Gerard and Normandy Victory Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ferme pedagogique de OUEZY (in Ouezy) and Jardins du Chateau de Canon (in Mezidon-Canon). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Les Falaises d'Arromanches, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, stroll around Jardin Public de Bayeux, and learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Toulouse to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toulouse in August; daily highs in Bayeux reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 1st Arrondissement and Quartier Montparnasse. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Grandes Cascades du Mont Dore in Le Mont-Dore, about 4h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, snap pictures at Pont-Neuf, explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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France travel guide

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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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Normandy travel guide

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Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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