19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Gimignano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ile Saint-Louis and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Appreciate the collections at The Army Museum and Musee d'Orsay. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Chateau Royal de Blois in Blois, approximately Blois away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 60°F and lows are around 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

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau Royal de Blois
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Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Ferrari will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Loggia dei Lanzi. 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). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and 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

San Pietro Church, MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, Musei San Domenico, Basilica San Vitale, Biblioteca Salaborsa
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
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: Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino), Casa di Santa Caterina (in Siena) and Crete Senesi (in Asciano). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano route app.

You can drive from Florence to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Montalcino, Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, Casa di Santa Caterina, Crete Senesi
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Mate Winery ©
Mate Winery

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. Let the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Museo Geologico e delle Frane capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio), Monte Cassino (in Cassino) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Giardino di Ninfa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

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You can drive from San Gimignano to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 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

Side Trips

Vatican City, Civita di Bagnoregio, Monte Cassino, Museo Geologico e delle Frane, Giardino di Ninfa
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Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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