17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
On the 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online tour planner .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Paris. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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. On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Naples online route planner .

You can fly from Paris to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Naples is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Napoli ©
Duomo di Napoli

2
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Florence holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Florence sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris online vacation planner .

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

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