17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Pistoia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Montese, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
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.
Visit Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia and Tempio di Castore e Polluce for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa di Plinio and Donnardea. Venture out of the city with trips to Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina), Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti) and Piazza Pozzo Dorico (in Cori). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Associazione Culturale di Promozione Sociale Ars in Urbe, delve into the distant past at Sanctuary of Giove Anxur, get in on the family fun at Cinecitta World, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Caetani.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome planning app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sermoneta, Sanctuary of Giove Anxur, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Donnardea, Cattedrale di S. Clemente
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Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia ©
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia
Villa di Plinio ©
Villa di Plinio
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Pistoia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana ©
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

1
night
Pistoia, Italy

Pistoia ©
Pistoia is a city and comune in the Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of a province of the same name, located about 30km west and north of Florence and is crossed by the Ombrone Pistoiese, a tributary of the River Arno. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Cappella del Tau, then make a trip to Montecatini Alto, then examine the collection at Villa Groppoli, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pistoia route planning site .

Take a bus from Florence to Pistoia in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Montese.

Things to do in Pistoia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Montecatini Alto
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Cappella del Tau ©
Cappella del Tau
Montecatini Alto ©
Montecatini Alto

1
night
Montese, Italy

Montese ©
Montese is a town in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.During World War II, the town was liberated by Brazilian forces on 17 April 1945, after three days of battle against German forces.There is a neighborhood in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, CE, named after the Italian city. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di S. Sebastiano, see the interesting displays at Museo Diffuso della Linea Gotica, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca di Montese, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico di Montese, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo La Scola.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montese travel route site .

Getting from Pistoia to Montese by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Montese

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Borgo La Scola
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Museo Storico di Montese ©
Museo Storico di Montese
Borgo La Scola ©
Borgo La Scola
Rocca di Montese ©
Rocca di Montese

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of Bologna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

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Drive from Montese to Bologna in 1.5 hours. April in Bologna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Bahia del Sole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, then examine the collection at Museo dell'Orologio, and finally contemplate the long history of Campo de le Gatte. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman, take a leisurely stroll along Diga Sottomarina, and then examine the collection at Museo dell'Aria.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chioggia, Museo dell'Aria
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Diga Sottomarina ©
Diga Sottomarina
Museo dell'Aria ©
Museo dell'Aria
Bahia del Sole ©
Bahia del Sole

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Parco della Vettabbia, then admire the landmark architecture of Case Operaie, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Agricolo Sud Milano.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milan road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Parks
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Case Operaie ©
Case Operaie

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tee off at Golf de Saint-Marc, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and then admire the masterpieces at Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Hippodrome de Rambouillet.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris online route planner .

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Milan in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Fun & Games Casinos Outdoors

Side Trips

Hippodrome de Rambouillet, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Golf de Saint-Marc, Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon)
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Golf de Saint-Marc ©
Golf de Saint-Marc
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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