11 days in Paris, Florence & Rome Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Florence & Rome Itinerary

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11 days in Paris, Florence & Rome Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Paris, France

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.
Get some cultural insight at Montmartre and Musee d'Orsay. Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker .

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Paris: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, learn about winemaking at Castello di Nipozzano, then savor the flavors at Castello di Pomino, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricole Frascole. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Paris to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Pomino, Castello di Nipozzano, Azienda Agricole Frascole
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and Pantheon. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Cattedrale di Santa Margherita (in Montefiascone). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican City.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Civita di Bagnoregio, Duomo di Orvieto, Cattedrale di Santa Margherita
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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