26 days in Paris, Italy & London Itinerary

26 days in Paris, Italy & London Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Paris Plage, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then stop by Latin Quarter, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip app.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Paris is 9 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, then see La Casa Maledetta, and then take a stroll through Brera District.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mater Domini and T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi. Step off the beaten path and head to Lido and Centro Storico di Venezia. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

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You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Comune Di Certaldo (in Certaldo) and Piazza della Cisterna (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Perseus Statue, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Bardini, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning site.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Head to Happio and Via Cola di Rienzofor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Borghese and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

On the 16th (Sun), visit Brera District, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Milan dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Westminster and Borough Market. Head to Fortnum & Mason and Regent Streetfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take a stroll through Primrose Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

You can fly from Milan to London in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to London. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in July, with highs in London at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Paris, France

— 7 nights

City of Light

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ile Saint-Louis and Paris Plage. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: France Miniature (in Elancourt), Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) (in Fontainebleau) and Parc des Felins (in Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux). Explore Paris further: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, visit Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

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You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.