12 days in France & Italy Itinerary

12 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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12 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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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.
Disneyland Paris has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, Paris is colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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 21st (Sat): browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice trip builder tool .

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Crypt of Santa Reparata.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
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.
On the 25th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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