18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Salerno, Bus to Ravello
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ravello, Italy

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Shop till you drop at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Art & Craft Gallery. Relax by the water at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Step out of Ravello with an excursion to Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano in Positano--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip itinerary maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Ravello is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Ravello due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Ravello hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Monumento a Dante Alighieri, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence attractions planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning site.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.