16 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: San Jose, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Orvieto, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Padua, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​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 Latin Quarter, Pantheon, Memorial De La Shoah, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary website .

San Jose, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from San Jose in June, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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 list of things to see and do now includes Tempio Maggiore di Roma, Villa Borghese Gardens, Piazza del Popolo, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 65°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
night
Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Storico Orvieto as well as Civita di Bagnoregio. On the 14th (Fri), wander the streets of Civita di Bagnoregio and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Orvieto.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Orvieto trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Orvieto. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Civita di Bagnoregio
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza Grande a Montepulciano as well as Piazza del Campo. On the 15th (Sat), make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena tour website .

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Siena are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Bologna.
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Via dell'Indipendenza. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Piazza Maggiore and then get to know the fascinating history of Via dell'Indipendenza.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip tool .

Getting from Siena to Bologna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Bologna sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Padua.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

1
night
Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Prato della Valle, Basilica di Sant’Antonio and University of Padova. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and design of University of Padova, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, and then don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Padua day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Bologna to Padua in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bologna in June, plan for little chillier days in Padua, with highs around 79°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 68°F. You will leave for Venice on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites
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Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
University of Padova ©
University of Padova
Prato della Valle ©
Prato della Valle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isola di Murano as well as St. Mark's Square. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then make a trip to Isola di Murano.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker site .

Venice is very close to Padua. Traveling from Padua in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Venice. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Isola di Murano
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Historic Sites
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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