16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Drive:  50​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  10​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

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Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Rome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli ©
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Santa Croce and Loggia dei Lanzi. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

few
hours
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.
For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Venice to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
On the 28th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiostro del Paradiso, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Carta. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ravello trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Paris to Ravello takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura, then admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in July since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sistine Chapel, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©

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