12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

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12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Fontainebleau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary site .

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

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Fontainebleau, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Lochnagar Crater, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chantilly
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On the next day, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Rome hover around 81°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
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Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
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Latin Quarter

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