18 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Kelowna, Canada
Fly:  15 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Rome, Italy

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and get your game on at Old & New Photography.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

Kelowna, Canada to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris itinerary planning tool.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Venice, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Genoa (Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, Aquarium of Genoa, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre planner.

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Genoa
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths

1
night
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 5th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, thenmake a trip to Roman Forum, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sorrento: Pompeii (Pompeii Archaeological Park & Villa dei Misteri) and Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the natural beauty at Vivaio Ruoppo, do a tasting at I Giardini di Cataldo, and take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amalfi, Pompeii
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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