12 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

12 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Jacquemart-Andre and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Bring the kids along to The Paris Catacombs and Luxembourg Palace. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Place de la Bastille, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Letters and Manuscripts (Musee des Lettres et Manuscrits).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
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 25th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, then explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, then explore the world behind art at Museo di Palazzo Grimani, and finally examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation planner.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Get some cultural insight at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and The Baptistery of St. John. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant'Apollonia, explore the galleries of Basilica di San Lorenzo, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence route website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Musei di Fiesole
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit Pantheon and Vatican Museums for their historical value. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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