15 days in Florence, Rome & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Florence, Rome & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica of Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Azienda Agricola Altiero (Winery) (in Greve in Chianti). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence attractions tool.

Washington DC, USA to Florence is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Florence due to the time zone difference. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Wildlife

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

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 Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome attractions planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. December in Rome sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Paris, France

— 5 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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to FM Beauty (in Montereau-Fault-Yonne), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). There's much more to do: stop by Le Marais, take in the exciting artwork at The Royal Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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