12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Rome, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, stop by Black Cat Delicatessen, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visiting Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo will get you outdoors. Head to Via Condotti and Antica Frutteria delle Coppellefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santa Maria Formosa, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

On the 17th (Thu), stop by Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, then visit Latin Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and finally take a memorable drive along Rue Cremieux.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks
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