driving from Paris to Florence, italy

Old Apr 16th, 2017, 03:14 PM
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driving from Paris to Florence, italy


We have a week to travel from Paris to Florence in June. What are the best routes and places to stop along the way. We are also considering the train. Looking forward to recommendations.
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 03:19 PM
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If you rent a car in Paris and drop it in Italy you will pay huge drop off fees - plus you will have to pay for extra car insurance since your credit card most likely won't cover you in Italy.
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Where I live I don't have the option of taking a train so consider it a luxury. Since you apparently don't have particular places you wish to see, why not let the train route suggest stops that might be of interest and get off where your personal inclinations tempt you. I cannot imagine bothering with a car when the train is so easy & convenient.
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 04:04 PM
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Ditto Janis.

Take the train.

How long will you be in Paris?
How long will you be in Florence?

You could take daytrips from each of them.


It's a 2-hr ride from Paris to Dijon. You could overnight there with one of our members - Coco, if you are lucky
(http://www.myhomeindijon.com/ )

The next evening, take the 20:20 sleeper to Interlaken West - spend 2days and 2 nights in Switzerland.

The 13:03 from Interlaken takes you to Milano (arrv 16:37)
Send a night and a day to see "The Last Supper" before taking your final train

the 14:20 from Milano arriving Firenze SMN at 16:00.

Enjoy your visit.

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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 05:31 AM
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The 8pm train leaves Dijon not at 20.20 but at 20.02 and arrives at Interlaken before midnight.
If you wanrt to waste a whole afternoon for the short ride from Interlaken to Milan (as ira suggests), you have to leave Interlaken West at 13.33 (NOT at 13.03).
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We are going soon and go by plane.
Either direct to Firenze or Pisa (Ryanair ) and rental car.
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