19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
3
San Gimignano, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau Royal de Blois
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and Museo Ferrari will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of Santa Croce and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Biblioteca Salaborsa (in Bologna), San Pietro Church (in Porto Venere) and MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari (in Modena). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, examine the collection at Musei San Domenico, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

Plan trip to Florence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museo Ferrari, Biblioteca Salaborsa, Basilica San Vitale, San Pietro Church, MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari
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Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore ©
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Casa di Santa Caterina. You'll explore and learn at Balducci Ceramica and La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Gimignano: Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta (in San Quirico d'Orcia) and Montalcino (Mate Winery & Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, and contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Montalcino, Crete Senesi, Casa di Santa Caterina, Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Mate Winery ©
Mate Winery

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Welcome to Rome capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto), Museo Geologico e delle Frane (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Giardino di Ninfa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, and admire the striking features of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning app.

Drive from San Gimignano to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Rome are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Giardino di Ninfa, Duomo di Orvieto, Monte Cassino, Museo Geologico e delle Frane
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Monte Cassino ©
Monte Cassino

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