17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Chiesa dei Santi Ciro e Giovanni (in Vico Equense), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

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Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. June in Positano sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Chiesa dei Santi Ciro e Giovanni
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Positano to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Milan trip planning app .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in June, with highs in Paris at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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