20 days in France & Italy Itinerary

20 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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20 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 8 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
End: Tehran, Iran


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8
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 Bike About Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Coulee Verte Rene Dumont. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Berce Forrest. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder .

Tehran, Iran to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tehran to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in May, expect nights in Paris to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Berce Forrest
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Bike About Tours ©
Bike About Tours
Square des Batignolles ©
Square des Batignolles

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally tee off at Parc de la Tete d'Or. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. June in Lyon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Golf Zoos & Aquariums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Oasi WWF del Bassone, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan online trip builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Lyon to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, Oasi WWF del Bassone
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

7
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Via Condotti has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Passeggiata di Gianicolo and Sabbianera Super Beach. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, kick back and relax at Mediterranea, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo
Nuova Pineta Pinetina ©
Nuova Pineta Pinetina

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