16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
2
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Verona, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Porta della Carta, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and finally examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker tool .

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ravello vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Venice to Ravello takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia Lannio, Fornillo, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Palatine Hill and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in July since evenings lows in Rome dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
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 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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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 ©

few
hours
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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Verona road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Verona

Neighborhoods Shopping Nightlife
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

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

You can fly from Verona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Verona in July, with highs in Paris at 78°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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