19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

Make it your trip
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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 Musee d'Orsay. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 60°F and lows are around 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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

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.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Ferrari and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. 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). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat 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 17th (Fri) so you can drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:

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 Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni. 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: Mate Winery (in Montalcino), Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Casa di Santa Caterina (in Siena). 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 · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

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 St. Peter's Basilica. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Museo Geologico e delle Frane (in Civita di Bagnoregio). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Monte Cassino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:

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.