17 days in Paris, Venice & Rome Itinerary

17 days in Paris, Venice & Rome Itinerary

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17 days in Paris, Venice & Rome Itinerary

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

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. In December, Paris is much colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning website .

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

7
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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