12 days in Italy, Paris & Lucerne Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Paris & Lucerne Itinerary

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12 days in Italy, Paris & Lucerne Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  16​h
End: San Francisco, United States

3
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Paris, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip app .

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then look and learn at Swiss Museum of Transport, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lucerne

#Nightlife, #Fun & Games, #Childrens Museums
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Swiss Museum of Transport ©
Swiss Museum of Transport
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in June, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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