18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Visit Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica of St. Anthony and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online visit planner.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Siena and Palazzo Vecchio. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and V Lounge Beach Club. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

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 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples day trip planning website.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Naples to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Naples in July, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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.