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
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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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 Palace of Versailles. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, explore the activities along Canal Saint-Martin, and visit Montmartre.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip website.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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 Porta Portesefor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly 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 · Neighborhoods · Nature
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