17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
4
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
+4
Subway + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
End: Milan, Italy

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais TillĂ© Airport. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

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

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.
On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

2
nights
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sorrento vacation planner .

Getting from Naples to Sorrento by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: take a subway; or drive. June in Sorrento sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fornillo
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Food Tours

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.
On the 10th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of subway, train, and flight from Sorrento to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Traveling from Sorrento in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 63°F in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to L’importuno di Michelangelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Museo Egizio
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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