12 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice planner.

Mumbai, India to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Venice is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in March, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, look for gifts at L'Artigianato, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get a sense of the local culture at Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.