18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning website.

Doha, Qatar to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Doha in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Salerno, Italy

— 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Villa di Poppea (in Torre Annunziata), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Museo della Carta, &more) and Duomo di Ravello (in Ravello). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno.

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Traveling by car from Rome to Salerno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Salerno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 24th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker app.

Fly from Salerno to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Salerno in December, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Milan visit app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.