8 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Eiffel Tower and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites

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Venice, Italy

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 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo) and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Venice at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milan journey planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Rome, Italy

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 14th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome route planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Pompeii, Italy

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and then contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Pompeii sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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.