16 days in Paris & Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Paris & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Washington DC, United States

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.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, and then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Chartres Cathedral
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scrovegni Chapel. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Basilica of St. Anthony, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Cannaregio, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Verona.

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Side Trip

Padua
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute ©
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

3
nights
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.
Head to Cioccolateria Via Conventino and Piazza delle Erbefor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo di Castelvecchio and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio), Palazzo Te (in Mantua) and Grotte di Catullo (in Sirmione). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, and wander the streets of Quinzano.

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Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Borghetto sul Mincio, Palazzo Te, Grotte di Catullo
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Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Basilica of Santa Croce. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Pitti Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence online journey builder.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Museo Nazionale del Bargello ©
Museo Nazionale del Bargello
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Food Tours

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sistine Chapel and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Maccarese to see Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, stop by Trastevere, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome online trip builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Sistine Chapel
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Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano ©
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

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