18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
3
San Gimignano, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Left Bank (Rive Gauche). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique (in Briare). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, explore the activities along Seine River, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in April, with highs in Paris at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

5
nights
Florence, Italy

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 Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica San Vitale. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Bologna to see Piazza Maggiore about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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

Side Trips

Piazza Maggiore, Basilica San Vitale
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Palazzo Vecchio ©
Palazzo Vecchio

3
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
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 Biblioteca Piccolomini. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Siena and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get out of town with these interesting San Gimignano side-trips: Siena (Torre del Mangia & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni and learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip planner.

Drive from Florence to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. 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

Siena, Walls of Monteriggioni, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 Giardino di Ninfa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Trastevere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Museo del Cioccolato Antica Norba (in Norma), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker tool.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Giardino di Ninfa, Museo del Cioccolato Antica Norba, Cascata delle Marmore, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

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