20 days in Italy, France & London Itinerary

20 days in Italy, France & London Itinerary

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

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Camden Market, Piccadilly Circus, Houses of Parliament, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tower of London, make a trip to Tower Bridge, hunt for treasures at Borough Market, then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then steep yourself in history at Piccadilly Circus, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London day trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to London due to the time zone difference. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

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Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Louvre Museum has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Montmartre and Le Trocadero et son esplanade. Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Latin Quarter, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris online visit planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

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Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get outdoors at Trolib and Route des Cretes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon), Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), Eglise St-Trophime, &more) and Cassis (Cape Canaille, Calanque de Port-Miou, &more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, see the interesting displays at Centre de la Vieille Charite, contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp, and get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Milan.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Novecento.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

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Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Centro Storico di Venezia. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the views from Ponte dell'Accademia, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence tour builder app.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Beaches
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and make a trip to Villa Borghese.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.