18 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read London online route maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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.
You've added Rue Cler, Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions website.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. You will leave for Venice on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

Plan my day in Venice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Venice reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome tour website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

6
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum. Enjoy London some more: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and catch a live performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in London reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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