9 days in Paris & Venice Itinerary

9 days in Paris & Venice Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds), Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally stop by Cannaregio.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice attractions app.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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