17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia, United States

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacre Coeur Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker app .

Philadelphia, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo & Scrovegni Chapel). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Venice reach 77°F and lows reach 60°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Sovestro in Poggio vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Siena Cathedral (in Siena). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take a tour by water with Turati Centro Nautico Lario, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa del Balbianello.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan travel route builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Transportation

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Turati Centro Nautico Lario
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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