17 days in Italy, Paris & Chamonix Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Paris & Chamonix Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Paris & Chamonix Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Le Marais and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris is 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Chamonix, France

"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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Aiguille du Midi and then take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Chamonix Cemetery, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Chamonix to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

2
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 14th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cinque Terre Trails, do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, and then trek along Monesteroli.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the La Spezia tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to La Spezia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in La Spezia

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Centro Ippico Boccadarno, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip planner .

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Centro Ippico Boccadarno ©
Centro Ippico Boccadarno
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Di Camaiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence travel route planner.

Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catacombe di San Callisto and Vatican Museums. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme and V Lounge Beach Club. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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