13 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  11 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  3 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: San Francisco, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee d'Orsay, Luxembourg Gardens, Latin Quarter, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and The Trianons & The Hamlet. Popular historic sites such as Champs-Elysees and Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Place de la Bastille, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal Church.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Paris is 9 hours. In November, Paris is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 51°F and lows of 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Canal Grande has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip app.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. December in Venice sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza dei Miracoli. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December in Pisa, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roman Forum as well as Trevi Fountain. On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You will leave for Paris on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

few
hours
Paris, France

Paris
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in December: highs in Paris hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 37°F. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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