8 days in Paris, Rome & Florence Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Rome & Florence Itinerary

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8 days in Paris, Rome & Florence Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
End: Venice, Italy

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seine River and Pont Alexandre III. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris online trip maker .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Seine River ©
Seine River

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Forum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, look for gifts at Antica Caciara Trasteverina, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Rome is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mercato Centrale, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip 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 May, with lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
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