36 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

36 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
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Parma, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Orsay and Montmartre. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Eglise Notre-Dame En Sa Nativite (in Voisins-le-Bretonneux). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the activities along Seine River.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Paris when traveling from Buenos Aires in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Turin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Egizio and Galleria Sabauda. Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Reggia di Venaria Reale will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Risorgimento.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turin itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Turin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Turin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo di San Marco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca), San Gimignano (Studio d'Arte Santagostino, Oibo Re-Design, &more) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Turin to Florence by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Turin in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 13 — 19:

Bologna, Italy

— 4 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Head to Bologna Fotografata. Tre Secoli di Sguardi and Wikiarte Auction House Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti (in Modena) and Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti & Castello Estense). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Parma, Italy

— 4 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova and Battistero di Parma. Head to Mirabilia Arte & Cultura and Consorzio Vacche Rossefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Parma side-trips: Mantua (Palazzo Te & Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Fidenza Village, and experience rural life at Caseificio San Pier Damiani.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Parma trip app.

You can drive from Bologna to Parma in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. May in Parma sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Parma

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

Milan, Italy

— 6 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Villa Carlotta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi), Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Casa di Giulietta, &more). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

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You can drive from Parma to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Rue du Gros-Horloge. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & The Royal Chapel). Enjoy Paris some more: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in the exciting artwork at Avant-Garde Gallery, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and learn about all things military at The Army Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.