18 days in Paris, Versailles & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Versailles & Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Paris, Versailles & Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  7 h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Versailles, France
— Few hours
Train:  15 min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bologna, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
6
Modena, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
9
Cinque Terre, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
12
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
13
Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
Subway:  45 min
14
Pompeii, Italy
— Few hours
Subway:  1 h
15
Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
16
Amalfi, Italy
— 1 day
+3
Ferry + Foot + Train + Fly:  16 h
End: Montreal, Canada

2
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 Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Palais Garnier, Jardin des Tuileries, and other attractions you added. On the 24th (Wed), walk around Parc du Champ de Mars, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, catch a live performance at Palais Garnier, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then make a trip to Pont-Neuf, and finally make a trip to Place de la Concorde. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, then take a stroll through Quartier Saint-Louis, then ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and finally take a stroll through Quartier Montparnasse.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Paris. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle
Hotel de Ville ©
Hotel de Ville
Quartier Montparnasse ©
Quartier Montparnasse

few
hours
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Versailles day trip planner.

Versailles is very close to Paris. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arc de Triomphe, Catacombs Guides, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): walk around Parc Monceau, then do sightseeing your way with Catacombs Guides, and then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, enjoy some music at Palais Garnier, then browse the range of quality goods at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker site.

Paris is very close to Versailles. You will leave for Venice on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Parc Monceau ©
Parc Monceau
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

1
night
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.
Plan my Venice trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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hours
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lamborghini Museum. On the 30th (Tue), examine the collection at Lamborghini Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bologna are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums

Side Trip

Lamborghini Museum
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Lamborghini Museum ©
Lamborghini Museum

few
hours
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
You've now added MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Modena online trip planner.

Take a train from Bologna to Modena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Modena

Museums
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Highlights from your plan
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari ©
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence road trip site.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will leave for Pisa on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Pisa, Italy

Pisa
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pisa trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Cinque Terre on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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few
hours
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre journey planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. You will leave for Florence on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence
To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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3
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome online route planner.

You can drive from Montalcino to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Naples driving holiday website.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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1
night
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento holiday site.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In July in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll set off for Pompeii on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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few
hours
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii travel website.

Traveling by subway from Sorrento to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

1
night
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento
To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento day trip tool.

Traveling by subway from Pompeii to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Amalfi on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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1
day
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Plan my Amalfi trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Amalfi. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Amalfi

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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