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

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 Left Bank (Rive Gauche). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee de l'Orangerie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique (in Briare) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the activities along Seine River, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

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 travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
Chateau de Fontainebleau
World heritage site
Chateau de Fontainebleau
4.5

5
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Florence, Italy

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 Basilica of Santa Croce and Basilica San Vitale. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Piazza Maggiore. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Florence at 67°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
World heritage site
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
4.5
Palazzo Vecchio ©
World heritage site
Palazzo Vecchio
4.7

3
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San Gimignano, Italy

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 Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di San Galgano. Get out of town with these interesting San Gimignano side-trips: Siena (Torre del Mangia, Biblioteca Piccolomini, &more) and Walls of Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni). 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 bus; or take a train. 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

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
Duomo di Siena ©
Must see
Duomo di Siena
4.8
Piazza del Campo ©
Must see
Piazza del Campo
4.8

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Rome, Italy

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 Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Trastevere. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina) and Museo del Cioccolato Antica Norba (in Norma). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Civita di Bagnoregio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8
Trastevere ©
Must see
Trastevere
4.5

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