18 days in Northwest Italy & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights

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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.
Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice online day trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Venice. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Pentagona, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, appreciate the history behind Monumento a Roberto Barbarani, then don't miss a visit to Cappella dei Notai, then shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, and finally make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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 9th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip maker site.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa d'Este about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rome vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris journey builder app.

Fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in September, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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