12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Rome & Venice Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visiting Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo will get you outdoors. Head to Via Condotti and Antica Caciara Trasteverinafor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome travel planner.

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Rome reach 81°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santa Maria Formosa, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

On the 17th (Thu), stop by Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, then visit Latin Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and finally take a memorable drive along Rue Cremieux.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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