18 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacre Coeur Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation planner.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Paris sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo & Scrovegni Chapel). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

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Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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