18 days in Italy, Vienna & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Vienna & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
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Paris, France
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Rome, Italy

— 4 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 Stanze di Raffaello and Villa Farnesina. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Santa Maria in Trastevere. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

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Bengaluru, India to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Rome. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Pisa and Camposanto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica San Vitale and Loggia dei Lanzi. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Duomo di Modena (in Modena), Musei San Domenico (in Forli) and Mausoleo di Galla Placidia (in Ravenna). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, then admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Palladiana.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and The Hofburg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein), Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob (in Krems an der Donau) and Roman City Carnuntum (in Petronell-Carnuntum). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna, see the interesting displays at Collection of Old Musical Instruments, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Klosterneuburg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits.

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Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 31°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Chateau de Chantilly. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon), Gros-Horloge (in Rouen) and Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

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You can fly from Vienna to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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.