10 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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10 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Roman Forum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre San Giovani.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added The Baptistery of St. John to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence online holiday planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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 2nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice visit planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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.
Bring the kids along to The Paris Catacombs and Disneyland Paris. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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