21 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rome trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Rome reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. You'll set off for Naples on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hop on Hop Off Bus, Naples as well as NapolinVespa Tour. On the 1st (Tue), see NapolinVespa Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Oltre I Resti, then make a trip to Stazione Napoli Centrale, and then hit the sights you want to with Hop on Hop Off Bus, Naples.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or fly. In October in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Wineries

Sorrento, Italy

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 3rd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza Tasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, then take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, then explore the world behind art at Correale di Terranova Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In October in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for Rome on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Trevi Fountain as well as Eating Europe. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain and then pick up some new kitchen skills with Eating Europe. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 15°C. You will leave for Florence on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

Tours · Classes · Historic Sites

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Borgo Antico, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally trek along Cinque Terre Trails.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre tour itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Florence to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

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.
You've now added City Sightseeing to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. When traveling from Cinque Terre in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. You'll set off for Paris on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning website.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites

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.