15 days in Florence, Rome & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Florence, Rome & Paris Itinerary

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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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ballooning in Tuscany. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Battistero di San Giovanni). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

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Washington DC, USA to Florence is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Florence due to the time zone difference. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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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 Pantheon. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: MonBania (in Hericy), Les Sables du Cul du Chien (in Noisy-sur-Ecole) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, steep yourself in history at Palace of Versailles, explore the wealth of natural beauty at L'Orangerie, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in October; daily highs in Paris reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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