36 days in Italy, England & Paris Itinerary

36 days in Italy, England & Paris Itinerary

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36 days in Italy, England & Paris Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
9
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Rome to be slightly colder, around 4°C, while days are colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Positano (Tennis Al Settimo Piano, Fornillo, & more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planning website .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Naples to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip maker tool .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice tour planner.

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Bristol (Locked In A Room & Brunel's SS Great Britain) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate the long history of Assembly Rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John The Evangelist Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bath route planner.

Getting from Venice to Bath by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Venice to Bath due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bath

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bristol, The Cotswold Range, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

2
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. On the 1st (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Warwickshire Flight Experience, then contemplate the long history of Warwick Castle, and then get your game on at Trivia Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): trek along Cotswold Way, then get your game on at Airborne Trampoline Park, and then get your game on at Virtual Aerospace Gloucester.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon travel route planning tool .

Drive from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Fun & Games Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Warwick Castle, Cotswold Way, Warwickshire Flight Experience
Highlights from your plan
Warwickshire Flight Experience ©
Warwickshire Flight Experience
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
York is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get your game on at The Red Goat Climbing Wall, contemplate the long history of York Minster, and admire the landmark architecture of Jacob's Well.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our York trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to York by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in York can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Web Adventure Park ©
The Web Adventure Park
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland ©
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

8
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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