24 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

24 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train + Subway:  3​h
5
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  21​h
End: San Francisco, United States

5
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Paris journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in April; daily highs in Paris reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, Venice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence vacation planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, wander the streets of Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Monte Finestra (in Tramonti), Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano) and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi tour itinerary app .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Amalfi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, Monte Finestra, Santa Maria de Olearia, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos

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