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:  13 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 45 min
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.
Head to Le Marais and Shakespeare and Company Bookstorefor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to La Madeleine, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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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. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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Side Trips

Fontainebleau, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Palace of Versailles
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, browse the fresh offerings at Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, then stop by Antica Caciara Trasteverina, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

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 striking features of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

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Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

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Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then make a trip to Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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