12 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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

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Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice route maker.

Bengaluru, India to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Venice, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning site.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder tool.

Fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Paris is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.