17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Regina, Canada
Fly:  13 h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Genoa, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
3
La Spezia, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
5
Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Regina, Canada

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner.

Regina, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Regina in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde

few
hours
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Genoa online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Genoa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

4
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Get out of town with these interesting La Spezia side-trips: Vernazza (Vernazza & Castello Doria) and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cinque Terre footpaths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monesteroli, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Riomaggiore, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Vignaiolo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for La Spezia using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Genoa to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in La Spezia, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Isola Palmaria
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Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere ©
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Go for a jaunt from Naples to Pompeii to see Villa dei Misteri about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Naples tour itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from La Spezia to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from La Spezia in May, Naples is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Salerno.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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2
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Made In Salerno, stop by Bossa, get outside with Cilento, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then cruise along Amalfi Coast, and finally steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Via dei Mercanti, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and finally explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip planner.

Salerno is just a stone's throw from Naples. Traveling from Naples in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Salerno. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Duomo di Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Paestum Ruins
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence road trip planner.

You can take a train from Salerno to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salerno in June, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then walk around Luxembourg Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey planning website .

Fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in June, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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