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France/Italy Newbie Itinerary

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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.

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