12 days in Florence & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Florence & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in Florence & Paris Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h
End: New York City, United States

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Verrazzano and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), Azienda Agricole Frascole (in Dicomano) and Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia (in Lucignano d'Arbia). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker .

New York City, USA to Florence is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from New York City to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Castello di Verrazzano, Abbazia di San Galgano, Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

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.
Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. Île de la Cité and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Place de la Bastille.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Florence, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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