Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

France/Italy Newbie Itinerary

Jump to last reply

I've never been to Europe at all. Does the following itinerary look reasonable for a first timer? Im travelling with teenagers during peak summer season. I know it will be crowded and hot, but if you stay in these locations can you avoid some of the crowds by scheduling activities early morning and late afternoon, right? Is this too much city and not enough small town?

Paris 5 Nights - With maybe a day trip tour to D-Day beaches and Versaille.
Provence 4 Nights - This is small townish, right?
Venice 4 Nights - How do I get to Venice from Provence? Fly, Train?
Florence 3 Nights - If you are not avid Art person, is this too much time here?
Rome 4 Nights - Is this too short, especially to include a day trip? I heard most attractions are within walking distance.

I've read some of the posts from Stu Dudley in these forums, but they seem more focused on a romantic vacation to small towns vs a family vacation with lots of activities/sightseeing, agreed?

Thanks for advice, especially from others who have travelled to these locations in peak summer. Also, I would love to hear any favorite hotels for a family of 4. I heard it is hard to find rooms that can sleep 4 and I definitely need A/C.

28 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Possible Italy and Paris Itinerary - any thoughts?
  2. 2 ATM cards in Spain - need chip or not?
  3. 3 Liverpool to London
  4. 4 Spain 6 weeks itinerary help
  5. 5 How Well-Traveled Are You?
  6. 6 Trip Report Trip Report: My Encounter With the Italian Hospital System
  7. 7 Kimhe - a big favor to ask of you
  8. 8 Chip + Pin Credit Card
  9. 9 italy for - 2 weeks for a young couple
  10. 10 Oh no more disruption planned for Spanish airports 2015
  11. 11 car rental agency
  12. 12 Mâché aux Puces from Garibaldi metro
  13. 13 Vienna and Prague or Venice/Sienna/Rome for honeymoon?
  14. 14 Bath Hotel - MacDonald Bath Spa or Francis Hotel
  15. 15 Place to drop off car South of Siena, Italy
  16. 16 Trains
  17. 17 Planning a Trip to Iceland
  18. 18 Euro Quiz # 65 (Friday)
  19. 19 DVD players in France
  20. 20 mailing a package in advance of arrival at a Berlin hotel
  21. 21 Piazza Navona hotel in Rome help
  22. 22 Trip Report Tedgale trip report: One glorious week in London, February, 2015
  23. 23 Marseille four day for my son the Navy Sailor
  24. 24 half day at Madrid Prado ?
  25. 25 Help Please with itinerary between Pisa and Milan in Sept/Oct.
View next 25 » Back to the top