13 days in Paris, Avignon & Venice Itinerary

13 days in Paris, Avignon & Venice Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ile Saint-Louis and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris planning website.

Raleigh, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Raleigh in July; daily highs in Paris reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole and Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert Abbey. Explore hidden gems such as La Grotte des Demoiselles and Grotte de la Salamandre. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran (in Montelimar), Grotte de Clamouse (in Saint-Jean-de-Fos) and Vieille Ville de Gordes (in Gordes). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Espiguette Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), explore the stunning scenery at Cirque de Navacelles, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Avignon online trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Avignon are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte de la Salamandre, Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran, Cirque de Navacelles, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert Abbey, La Grotte des Demoiselles
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Grotte de Clamouse ©
Grotte de Clamouse
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
La Grotte des Demoiselles ©
La Grotte des Demoiselles

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Cannaregio. Relax by the water at Blue Moon and Bibione Spiaggia. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Bagno Bambu (in Lido delle Nazioni), Bahia del Sole (in Sottomarina) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, explore the activities along Laguna Veneta, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice vacation builder website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Avignon to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bagno Bambu, Castello Estense, Prato della Valle, Bahia del Sole, Blue Moon
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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