22 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

22 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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22 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Verona, Italy
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Detroit, United States

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Pietro and Galleria Borghese. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, identify plant and animal life at Parco Natura e Fattoria Didattica Voloalto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route builder app .

Detroit, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Rome is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 69°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle delle Ferriere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo and then hike along Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Positano holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in April, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Duomo di Ravello, Valle delle Ferriere
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Theodora Moda Positano ©
Theodora Moda Positano

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Campanile di Giotto and Piazza della Signoria. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the striking features of Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus, subway, and train from Positano to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Positano in April, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by L'Isola Che Non C'e', explore the landscape on two wheels at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, and then experience rural life at I Falconieri del Feudo.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Como online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Como takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Como

Wildlife Parks Trails
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I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo

few
hours
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 21st (Sun), see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and then take a stroll through Quinzano.

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You can drive from Como to Verona in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Neighborhoods Shopping Nightlife
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Quinzano ©
Quinzano

3
nights
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 22nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Tonolo, don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Musee du Louvre. Champs-Elysees and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, make a trip to Ile Saint-Louis, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Venice to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in April; daily highs in Paris reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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