14 days in Paris, Rome & Athens Itinerary

14 days in Paris, Rome & Athens Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann and Latin Quarter. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris planner.

Denver, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in October, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (62°F), and nights are a bit warmer (48°F). On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 3 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 historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cupola di San Pietro and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, take in the awesome beauty at Colle Aventino, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Rome at 73°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Lycabettus and Erechtheion. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, wander the streets of Anafiotika, visit Plaka, and get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Athens sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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