12 days in Italy, Central Europe & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Central Europe & Paris Itinerary

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Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Drive to Fiumicino
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Fiumicino, Italy
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fiumicino, Italy
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Fiumicino, Italy

Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Piccolo Zoo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Porto della Salute.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Fiumicino travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to Fiumicino is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Fiumicino is minus 4.5 hours. In December, Fiumicino is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Fiumicino

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rome tour planner.

Drive from Fiumicino to Rome in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Basel.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Basel, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel and Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Etangs de Bonfol and Jesuitenkirche. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Soleure (Einsiedelei St. Verena & St. Ursenkathedrale). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wehrkirche St. Arbogast, make a trip to Rheinufer Basel, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Lange Erlen, and explore the ancient world of Augusta Raurica.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Basel trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rome to Basel in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, things will get slightly colder in Basel: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Latin Quarter and Île de la Cité. Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy to see Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris visit planner.

You can take a train from Basel to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

On the 4th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

Make your Rome itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fiumicino.

Things to do in Rome

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites

Fiumicino, Italy

On the 6th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Giulio II, and then explore the ancient world of Basilica di S.Ippolito e Antiquarium.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fiumicino trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Fiumicino takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fiumicino

Historic Sites

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.