16 days in Italy, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  16​h
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Greve in Chianti, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Montalcino, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Portland, United States

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Giverny to see Fondation Claude Monet about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey builder app .

Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Portland to Paris due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Fondation Claude Monet
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then admire all the interesting features of La Suisse Steam paddle boat..

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Geneva trip website .

Getting from Paris to Geneva by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Geneva

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Suisse Steam paddle boat.
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Greve in Chianti, Italy

Explore hidden gems such as Tenuta Casanova and Ravagni since 1421. Get out of town with these interesting Greve in Chianti side-trips: Food Tours (in Siena), Via delle Volte (in Castellina In Chianti) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Greve in Chianti online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Geneva to Greve in Chianti with the Route module. Traveling from Geneva in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Greve in Chianti: highs are around 78°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

#Tours, #Wineries, #Shopping

Side Trips

Castellina In Chianti, Food Tours, Ravagni since 1421, Poggio al Bosco
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Food Tours
Tenuta Casanova ©
Tenuta Casanova
Vignamaggio ©
Vignamaggio

2
nights
Montalcino, Italy

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
On the next day, steep yourself in history at Terme Bagno Vignoni and then do a tasting at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona.

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Traveling by car from Greve in Chianti to Montalcino takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Montalcino

#Historic Sites, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Terme Bagno Vignoni, Marina di Alberese
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Podere Il Cocco ©
Podere Il Cocco
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

3
nights
Florence, Italy

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 Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planning website .

You can drive from Montalcino to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Tours, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro fiumi, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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