12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 1 night

4
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fontainebleau (Chateau de Fontainebleau & Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

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Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. 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 slightly colder in Paris: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

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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
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, thenmake a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, browse the fresh offerings at Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, thenstop by Antica Caciara Trasteverina, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Rome reach °F and lows reach °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
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Colosseum
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Cupola di San Pietro

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, thenexamine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, thenstop by Cannaregio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, thenmake a trip to Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and finally contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, thensee the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris online trip maker.

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

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

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