19 days in Italy, Paris & Caen Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Paris & Caen Itinerary

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19 days in Italy, Paris & Caen Itinerary

Start: Kelowna, Canada
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Caen, France
— 1 night
3
Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Lucca, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
8
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 night
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Pompeii, Italy
— Few hours
subway:  45​min
12
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
13
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kelowna, Canada

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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.
You've added Musee d'Orsay, Champs-Elysees, Louvre Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris holiday maker app .

Kelowna, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Kelowna to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Caen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Caen tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Caen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Caen

Museums
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Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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Paris, France

Paris
To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website .

You can take a train from Caen to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Venice on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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2
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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.
You've now added Isola di Murano to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Venice is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Isola di Murano
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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Lucca, Italy

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lucca itinerary planning site .

Take a bus from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lucca are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pisa trip planning app .

Take a train from La Spezia to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Pisa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Battistero ©
Battistero
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siena tour planner .

Take a train from Pisa to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Siena are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off toSan Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and then make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read San Gimignano trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Siena to San Gimignano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Food Tours in Sorrento, about 3h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, wander the streets of Trastevere, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome attractions app .

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Food Tours
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 7th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pompeii using our trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a subway to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and then make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento vacation planner .

Traveling by subway from Pompeii to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Sorrento sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fornillo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and then admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naples road trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Naples takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. Traveling from Sorrento in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin and then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Naples to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Paris is a bit cooler than Naples - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin

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