16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Chicago, United States

4
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.
You've added Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Sistine Chapel, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome online route planner.

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary website.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Fondation Claude Monet as well as Musee de l'Orangerie. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in July, with highs in Paris at 79°F and lows at 60°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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