18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
L'Aquila, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Paris, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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3
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 Canal Grande as well as St. Mark's Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off toFlorence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Ponte Vecchio has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Pisa.
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Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Torre di Pisa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to L'Aquila.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

2
nights
L'Aquila, Italy

L'Aquila
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Plan a trip to L'Aquila easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Pisa to L'Aquila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pisa in August: highs in L'Aquila hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in L'Aquila

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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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.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Palatine Hill will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip maker app .

Traveling by train from L'Aquila to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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