12 days in Rome & France Itinerary

12 days in Rome & France Itinerary

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12 days in Rome & France Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 45 min
2
Carcassonne Center, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Millau, France
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
4
Corte, France
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport. April in Rome sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Kids will enjoy Vallee d'Orlu and Horseback Riding Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Fromagerie la Ferme. Change things up with a short trip to Brasserie du Quercorb in Puivert (about 1:05 hours away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Carcassonne Medieval City, do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, and look for gifts at Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne custom trip planner.

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Rome to Carcassonne in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Millau.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Outdoors Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Winemaker Workshops, Vallee d'Orlu, BDQ Taproom & Kitchen (Brasserie du Quercorb)
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Vallee d'Orlu ©
Vallee d'Orlu
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

3
nights
Millau, France

Millau ©
Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aeropaint Paintball Millau and Parasailing & Paragliding. The adventure continues: get outside with Esprit Nature and snap pictures at Millau Viaduct.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Millau tour planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Millau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in May, expect Millau to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 8°C. You'll set off for Corte on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Millau

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Esprit Nature
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Esprit Nature ©
Esprit Nature
Viaduc de Millau ©
Viaduc de Millau
Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau ©

3
nights
Corte, France

Corte ©
Corte tourism is based on the region's mountainous terrain, ensuring plenty of photo opps and outdoor activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monte Stello and Chez Marie et Jean-luc. Change things up with these side-trips from Corte: Scala di Santa Regina (in Calacuccia) and Ranch u Niolu a Cavallu (in Albertacce).

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corte custom trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Millau to Corte. Traveling from Millau in May, things will get a bit warmer in Corte: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C.

Things to do in Corte

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Corsica, Ranch u Niolu a Cavallu, Scala di Santa Regina
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Monte Stello ©
Monte Stello
Scala di Santa Regina ©
Scala di Santa Regina
Ranch u Niolu a Cavallu ©
Ranch u Niolu a Cavallu

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