11 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights

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Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Contrada Villincino (in Erba), Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris route tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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.