21 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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21 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Trapani, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Verona, Italy
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, shop like a local with Via Condotti, look for gifts at L'Artigianato, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take in the exciting artwork at ALEFBET, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rome. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Trapani.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
night
Trapani, Italy

Trapani ©
Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Colleggio e Convento dei Gesuiti, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, then steep yourself in history at Salina Calcara, and finally look for gifts at La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Trapani trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Rome to Trapani in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Trapani. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Trapani

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salina Calcara, La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
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2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Cappella Sansevero for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sol’Art Ceramiche and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Fornillo (in Positano) and Vesuvius National Park (in Ottaviano). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and contemplate the long history of Underground Naples.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Trapani to Naples in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Naples sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fornillo, Vesuvius National Park, Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Sol’Art Ceramiche
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Serra. See even more of Rome: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, shop like a local with Trevimage, and stroll through Colle del Gianicolo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome travel website .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Silvia Tanganelli. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Siena). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, look for gifts at M.G. Design, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
day
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Galleria Dello Scudo, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Verona day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Verona to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): browse for treasures at Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop and then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, make a trip to Hotel de Ville, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris journey app .

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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