9 days in Italy & Chamonix Itinerary

9 days in Italy & Chamonix Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Paris


Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Paris, France to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Rome at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence tour planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy, then head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de Merlet, and finally head outdoors with Lac Bleu. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chamonix driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Chamonix takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.