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
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 1 night
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Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  12 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin will get you outdoors. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

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Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Via Condotti or Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning website .

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

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Side Trip

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

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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): wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santa Maria Formosa, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
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Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 17th (Thu), look for gifts at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and finally take a memorable drive along Rue Cremieux.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

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

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The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter
Rue Mouffetard Market ©
Rue Mouffetard Market

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