18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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San Gimignano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Left Bank (Rive Gauche), pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Vitale. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Pitti Palace. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Bologna to see Piazza Maggiore about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, Florence is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:

San Gimignano, Italy

— 3 nights

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get a sense of the local culture at Abbazia di San Galgano and Torre del Mangia. Get out of town with these interesting San Gimignano side-trips: Walls of Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Siena (Biblioteca Piccolomini, Duomo di Siena, &more). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Gimignano vacation app.

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

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Rome, Italy

— 5 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 Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Cupola di San Pietro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina), Museo del Cioccolato Antica Norba (in Norma) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, visit Trastevere, and make a trip to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip app.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.