28 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

28 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

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28 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Portland, United States

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shakespeare's Globe and Hampstead. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Buckingham Palace. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at British Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and take a stroll through Clerkenwell.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London travel itinerary creator.

Portland, USA to London is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and Le Marais. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Rodin Museum, take a stroll through Place de la Bastille, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Fondation Claude Monet
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doges' Palace. You'll explore and learn at Gallerie dell'Accademia and Punta della Dogana. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, steep yourself in history at San Giorgio Maggiore, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice tour planner.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Venice is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant’Antonio
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria for their historical value. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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 ©

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of Mangia, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Domenico, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena vacation builder.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in September: highs in Siena hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take an in-depth tour of Capitoline Museums, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Siena in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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