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 Chateau de Fontainebleau. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Chateau Royal de Blois in Blois, approximately Blois away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site.

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. In April, Paris is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 Biblioteca Salaborsa (in Bologna), San Pietro Church (in Porto Venere) and MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari (in Modena). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in April: high temperatures in Florence hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 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: Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Mate Winery (in Montalcino) 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 bus; or take a train. 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

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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 St. Peter's Basilica. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto), Museo Geologico e delle Frane (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Monte Cassino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

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 bus; or take a train. 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 travel 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.