15 days in Italy, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights

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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, then admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 23rd (Mon), cool off at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then visit Vieux-Carouge, and finally examine the collection at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geneva holiday tool.

Take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna, admire the striking features of Chiesa del Gesu, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Fly from Geneva to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Geneva in September; daily highs in Rome reach 81°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence online holiday maker.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Fegina, then learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Dorsoduro. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis. On your second day here, stop by Montmartre and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary builder site.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.