19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
San Gimignano, Italy
— 3 nights
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights


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 Royal de Blois. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee des Arts Forains. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau, approximately Fontainebleau away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, 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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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 Museo Ferrari will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of Santa Croce and Basilica di San Vitale. 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 still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

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Fly from Paris to Florence in 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) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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 Santuario di Santa Caterina. 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: Montalcino (Mate Winery & Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni), Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta (in San Quirico d'Orcia) and Crete Senesi (in Asciano). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, and admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano.

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You can drive from Florence to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rome.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks
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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 Pantheon. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Museo Geologico e delle Frane (in Civita di Bagnoregio), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and see the interesting displays at Monte Cassino.

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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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.