12 days in Italy & London Itinerary

12 days in Italy & London Itinerary

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12 days in Italy & London Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step out of the city life by going to Oyster Diving and Regent's Canal. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Minorca Sailing (in Fornells) and Ruislip Lido Railway (in Ruislip). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Clarence House, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and add some adventure to your tour with Back of Beyond Adventures.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London online attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in London

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Minorca Sailing, Ruislip Lido Railway, Back of Beyond Adventures
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then kick back and relax at Bagno Targhini 308, and then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then head off the coast to Isola Madre, then step into the grandiose world of Isola Bella, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo della Banca d'Italia (Milano).

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan tour planner.

Fly from London to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Milan. Traveling from London in April, expect Milan to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Isola Bella, Bagno Targhini 308, Isola Madre
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and San Francesco del Deserto. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice online journey builder .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Isola Tiberina and Giglio. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Giglio, St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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