11 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Positano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the activities along Canal Grande and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

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Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Venice. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence journey builder app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Assisi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

1
night
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Positano, stop by Nana' Positano, then get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and finally get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Positano road trip planning website .

Drive from Assisi to Positano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Assisi in May, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Highlights from your plan
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Positano ©
Positano

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 25th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Getting from Rome to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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