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:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  12​h
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 Rodin and National Archives. Explore hidden gems such as Sainte-Chapelle and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, browse the exhibits of Maison de Victor Hugo, and examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary planner .

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, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Musei di Fiesole, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Paris to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Florence at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Musei di Fiesole
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and National Museum of Palazzo Venezia. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of Circus Maximus, and don't miss a visit to Forum of Augustus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, then examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, then explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naples planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

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