12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

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

— 4 nights

City of Light

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 Le Marais. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Fontainebleau (Chateau de Fontainebleau & Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Paris is 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, then make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then appreciate 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, then take in the architecture and 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.

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 81°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of 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, then stop by Cannaregio, and finally make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

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You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

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, then make a trip to Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and finally contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, then see 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 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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