31 days in Italy, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

31 days in Italy, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

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31 days in Italy, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
8
Nice, France
— 5 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Athens, Greece

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.
Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online holiday planner .

Athens, Greece to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice holiday builder website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Old Town and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Real Mary King's Close are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in July, you will find days in Edinburgh are cooler (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
York, United Kingdom

York ©
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.
On the 14th (Sat), delve into the distant past at York City Walls, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and then shop like a local with York Shambles. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Railway Museum and then get engrossed in the history at York Castle Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the York trip maker .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. You'll explore and learn at Natural History Museum and National Portrait Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, and make a trip to London Eye.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris route planning app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Croisette and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rue d'Antibes and Marche Forville. Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Marche provencal & Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)). Spend the 29th (Sun) in some colorful company at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Eglise, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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