19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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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
— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Ile Saint-Louis. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

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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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in April, with highs in Paris at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of Santa Croce and Museo Ferrari. Venture out of the city with trips to San Pietro Church (in Porto Venere), MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari (in Modena) and Biblioteca Salaborsa (in Bologna). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, and admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Mate Winery. You'll explore and learn at Balducci Ceramica and La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Gimignano: Casa di Santa Caterina (in Siena), Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino) and Crete Senesi (in Asciano). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano tour planner.

Getting from Florence to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio), Museo Geologico e delle Frane (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, see the interesting displays at Monte Cassino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

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Drive from San Gimignano to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.