31 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

31 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

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31 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Seattle, United States

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée d'Orsay and Musée Rodin. Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Balines to see Le Bois des Aigles about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Paris, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning app .

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Paris is 9 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Le Bois des Aigles, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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 historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Bring the kids along to Colosseum and V Lounge Beach Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Sabbianera Super Beach (in Anguillara Sabazia) and Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Paris to Rome by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 89°F and lows are around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Sabbianera Super Beach, Grotte di Falvaterra
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
We've included these beaches for you: Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Ceramiche D'Arte Carmela & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). There's lots more to do: stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale, take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Positano visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Tuscany Bike Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Castello di Verrazzano. Get some cultural insight at Galleria dell'Accademia and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Change things up with a short trip to Bagno Maurizio in Viareggio (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, subway, and train from Positano to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Positano in July, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Verrazzano, Bagno Maurizio
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, steep yourself in history at Bridge of Sighs, then admire the striking features of Porta della Carta, then admire the landmark architecture of Procuratoria Della Basilica Di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 30th (Mon), learn and have fun at Academya Lingue, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, and then kick back and relax at 2Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Villa San Donnino, examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bologna travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Acetaia Villa San Donnino, 2Beach, Museo Ferrari
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
2Beach ©
2Beach

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, contemplate the long history of San Damiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Franciscanum - Frati Minori Conventuali, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trasimeno and then see the interesting displays at Perugina Chocolate Factory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Assisi trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Assisi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Perugia, Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musée Jacquemart-André, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online route planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Assisi to Paris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Assisi in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 78°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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