7 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

7 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris planning site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Paris. While traveling from Riyadh, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
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 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Florence attractions website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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