14 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Nashville, United States
Fly:  12 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Bologna, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Nashville, United States

4
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 list of things to see and do now includes Rue du commerce, Atelier des Lumieres, Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Chantilly and Ile Saint-Louis. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris trip website.

Nashville, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nashville in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Chantilly
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Vitale for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and The Baptistery of St. John. Step out of Florence to go to Bologna and see Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Florence at 78°F and lows at 59°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Basilica San Vitale
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
day
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bologna trip maker app.

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro
Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco ©
Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dorsoduro, Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Giorgio Maggiore and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Museo di Castelvecchio. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & San Fermo Maggiore, Verona). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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