12 days in Rome & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Rome & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in Rome & Paris Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Top One Diving Club as well as Vineria Neri. Take a break from the city and head to Catacombe di San Callisto and Il Lagottero. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Pantheon, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Natura e Fattoria Didattica Voloalto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Rome hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paris Charms & Secrets Tours as well as Like a Local in Paris. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Marais and Palace of Versailles. Step out of Paris to go to Chatenay-Malabry and see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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