21 days in Italy, Paris & Lucerne Itinerary

21 days in Italy, Paris & Lucerne Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: visit Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

Knoxville, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Paris is 6 hours. When traveling from Knoxville in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lucerne.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Escape the urban bustle at Aletsch Glacier and Grindelwald-First. Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Old Town) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). There's more to do: cruise along Furka Pass and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Paris to Lucerne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Venice.
Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Winter Sports
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Piazza delle Erbe and Oreficeria Boscolo Gioie. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Arena di Verona. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Cantina San Gregorio (in Valdobbiadene), Torre dei Lamberti (in Verona) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lucerne to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, Venice is somewhat warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Cucina Giuseppina - Italian Cooking Family (in Certaldo) and Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni & Wine Tours & Tastings). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip tool.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza and then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre tour builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.