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. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Le Marais, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

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 14-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 travel 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: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel 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, examine the collection at 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, contemplate the long history of 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 don't miss a visit to 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 3.5 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 travel 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks
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