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How to Spend 10, 14, or 21 Days in Paris and Rome

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The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

The incredible cities, known for ruins and cuisine, art and architecture, require time to enjoy the key highlights, so consider these ideas on how to spend 10, 14, and 21 days in Paris and Rome.

Both have a rich culture and fascinating history that is shared through stories tasted, heard, and seen. From architectural marvels to captivating masterworks, a history of sweets to vibrant neighborhoods that entice and enthrall, how long to spend in each city is important so you can pace yourself and ensure you experience above and beyond your expectations.

The following guideline will help you decide just how long you need in Paris and Rome, and how to make the most of your time, no matter how long you stay.

Overview

  1. How to Spend 10 Days in Paris and Rome
  2. How to Spend 14 Days in Paris and Rome
  3. How to Spend 21 Days in Paris and Rome
  4. Ready to Plan Your Paris and Rome Trip?

How to Spend 10 Days in Paris and Rome

Spiral staircase in the Vatican Museum in Rome

Vatican in Rome, Italy

Discover the marvelous and iconic sights of Paris and Rome in 10 days with a careful plan that capitalizes your time in each city.

With fascinating historical sights that can take you from the Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versaille to the Colosseum and Vatican City, you can enjoy the key historical and architectural highlights at a comfortable pace, with plenty of inspiration for when you return to discover more.

Take in the magnificence of the Louvre, D’Orsay Museum, and Notre Dame, before exploring the Roman Forum and Capitoline Museums, or simply embrace the cafes and restaurants that capture the spirit of the sweet life in both cities.

Days 1-6: The Best of Paris

Eiffel Tower | Louvre | Notre Dame | Seine River Cruises | D’Orsay Museum | Arc du Triomphe | Champs Elysée

Days 7-10: The Best of Rome

Spanish Steps | Colosseum | Roman Forum | The Vatican | Sistine Chapel | Trevi Fountain

How to Spend 14 Days in Paris and Rome

D'Orsay Museum in Paris

Paris, France

With more time to explore, 14 days between Paris and Rome gives you the chance to take it easy and spend your time in key destinations such as the Louvre and D’Orsay Museum in Paris. Sit a while or enjoy wonderful French cuisine near Sacre Coeur and sample fine champagne on top of the Center George Pompidou Museum.

In Rome, take your time marveling at Michelangelo’s work and revel in a relaxing moment as you sit and listen to live music in the ancient part of the city. With less need to rush through major sights, discover the charm of both cities and get a feel for local day-to-day life as you embrace the necessary experiences.

Days 1-5: The Best of Paris

Arc du Triomphe | Eiffel Tower | Louvre | D’Orsay Museum | Notre Dame | Paris Catacombs | Seine River Cruise

Days 6-8: More Highlights of Paris

Montmartre | Champs Elysée | Place de la Concorde | Versailles | Tuileries Garden | Versailles

Days 9-14: The Best of Rome

The Vatican | Trevi Fountain | Colosseum | Roman Forum | Palatine Hill | Sistine Chapel | Piazza Navona | Spanish Steps | St. Peter’s Basilica | St. Peter’s Square | Catacombs | The Pantheon | Villa Borghese Gardens

How to Spend 21 Days in Paris and Rome

The Louvre Museum in Paris

Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The ultimate vacation, three weeks allows you to discover, learn, enjoy, and appreciate the highlights of Paris and Rome. Take your time wandering the bustling streets of Paris or the cobbled stone walkways in Rome as you take it all in at your leisure.

Embrace Paris’s gems, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, the chocolate of St. Germain de Pres and the gilded halls of Versailles.

In Rome, soak up the glory of the empire at the Colosseum, witness the brilliance of the Renaissance in the Vatican, and find hidden gems across the distinctive neighborhoods and outside the Eternal City for even more immersion.

Days 1-7: The Best of Paris

Eiffel Tower | Louvre | D’Orsay Museum | Champs Elysée | Arc du Triomphe | Place de la Concorde | Centre George Pompidou | Seine River Cruises | Notre Dame | Montmartre | Tuileries Garden | Jardin de Luxembourg

Days 8-11: Day Trips from Paris

Giverny | Versailles | Loire Valley | Normandy

Days 12-17: The Best of Rome

Colosseum | Roman Forum & Palatine Hill | Spanish Steps | Trevi Fountain | Sistine Chapel | Vatican City | St. Peter’s Basilica | Arch of Constantine | Piazza Venezia | The Pantheon | Piazza Navona | Villa Borghese Gardens

Days 18-21: Day Trips from Rome

Pompei & Naples | Florence Day | St. Clemente Basilica | Assisi

Ready to Plan Your Paris and Rome Trip?

Alexander III bridge in Paris

Paris, France

Spending time discovering the key highlights of Paris and Rome is certainly easy to do and planning exactly how many days you require to be able to take it all in will result in fond memories. History, culture, cuisine, and architectural delights will keep you busy, entertained, and inspired for your next visit.

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