We are planning a 15-day vacation to visit Italy and France...We will be staying in Rome (when in Italy) and Paris (when in France).
We are a family of 4 with 2 pre-teens.
Since this will be our first time in both countries, how should we split our time between Italy and France to see the below in about 15 days:
In Italy, we'd like to see: the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) in Vatican City,. Piazza Navona,. St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) in Vatican City in St Peter's square, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi), Campo de' Fiori, the Colosseum (Colosseo), Ostia Antica (Day Trip), Pompeii, Tivoli (Day Trip) , Orvieto (Day trip) , Florence and Pisa (Day trip), Spanish Square & the Spanish Steps, Castle of the Holy Angel, Fountain of the Four Rivers, Papal Basilica of Saint Mary , Imperial Forums, Church of Saint Peter in Chains, Aventine Hill...
In France, we'd like to visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Triumphal Arch, the Louvre Museum, Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Alexandre III Bridge, New Bridge, boat ride on the Seine River, The National Residence of the Invalids, Luxembourg Gardens, the Panthéon, the Palace of Versailles, The Orsay Museum, the Chaillot Palace, Luxembourg Palace, Élysée Palace and possibly do a couple of daytrips, besides Versailles, to Chartres or Fontainebleau.
We can certainly fly in 1 country and fly out the other...without having to backtrack. In light of such, please advise also where should we start/fly-in first to and where should we fly-out from.
Many thanks for helping out with the itinerary here.
Looking forward to your replies and suggestions.