18 days in Italy, Innsbruck & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Innsbruck & Paris Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, Innsbruck & Paris Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  10​h
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musei Capitolini, Galleria Borghese, Soqquadro APS, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary website .

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rome is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nightlife

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pitti Palace, Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, San Lorenzo market, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gallerie dell'Accademia, Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Museo Correr, and other attractions. On the 12th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
When in Innsbruck, make a side trip to see Panorama Tours Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, approximately 2h 45 min away.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck holiday maker site .

Getting from Venice to Innsbruck by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, Innsbruck is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Innsbruck

#Tours

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Panorama Tours Original Sound of Music Tour
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4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Left Bank (Rive Gauche), Musee d'Orsay, Louvre Museum, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip website .

Fly from Innsbruck to Paris in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Nightlife
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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