42 days in Italy, France & London Itinerary

42 days in Italy, France & London Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Train to Bari Centrale, Bus to Alberobello
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Alberobello, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Sant'Andrea, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Tropea, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Municipio, Train to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saturnia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
Train
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, visit Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre dell'Orologio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice online trip itinerary builder.

Nashville, USA to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nashville to Venice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Verona.

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Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Quinzano, Domus Mercatorum, Casa di Giulietta, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, browse the eclectic array of goods at Piazza delle Erbe, admire the landmark architecture of Domus Mercatorum, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally stop by Cioccolateria Via Conventino. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Quinzano, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then catch a live performance at Teatro romano di Verona, and finally take in the views from Ponte Pietra.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona route planner.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Alberobello.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Shopping
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Alberobello, Italy

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Statua di Domenico Modugno has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, then make a trip to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alberobello trip planning app.

Fly from Verona to Alberobello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sant'Andrea.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks · Nature

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Sant'Andrea, Italy

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Le Due Sorelle as well as Torre Sant'Andrea. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Torre Sant'Andrea.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sant'Andrea holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Alberobello to Sant'Andrea takes 2 hours. In May in Sant'Andrea, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Sant'Andrea

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Tropea, Italy

— 2 nights
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Capo Vaticano has been added to your itinerary.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tropea holiday planner.

Getting from Sant'Andrea to Tropea by car takes about 5.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tropea are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Sorrento, Italy

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pompeii Archaeological Park, Vesuvio National Park, Spiaggia Grande, and other attractions. On the 28th (Sun), appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini, admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Cataldo, then stop by Fattoria Terranova Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso Italia. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Sorrento takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Sorrento sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Capri, Italy

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia di Citara as well as Belvedere di Tragara. On the 31st (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, then look for gifts at Eco Capri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Castello Aragonese d'Ischia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Citara.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Capri journey builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Capri takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get great views at Colle del Gianicolo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Capri to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saturnia.

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Saturnia, Italy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino and then test the waters at Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saturnia trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Saturnia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Saturnia

Parks · Nature · Spas
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Siena, Italy

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You've now added Torre del Mangia to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza del Campo, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siena trip planner.

Getting from Saturnia to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parco Mediceo di Pratolino (Villa Demidoff), Fountain of Neptune and Fontana del Porcellino. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Fontana del Porcellino, then ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, and then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip maker tool.

Getting from Siena to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Parks

Side Trip

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Pisa, Italy

— 1 day
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You've added Duomo di Pisa, Ponte di Mezzo, Camposanto, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa, then get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Mezzo.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa online day trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pisa when traveling from Florence in June, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

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Cinque Terre, Italy

— 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, Via dell'Amore, Spiaggia di Fegina, and other attractions. Kids will enjoy Borgo Antico and Passeggiata Lungomare. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Porto Venere (Grotta di Byron, Palazzata a Mare, &more). There's more to do: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Riomaggiore.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre tour itinerary maker website.

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

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.
You've added Il Cenacolo, Duomo di Milano, Ponte Pedonale sul Naviglio Grande, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online trip maker.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trip

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Colmar, France

— 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Town as well as Little Venice. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Saint-Leon Fountain and then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Little Venice, then admire the striking features of Maison Schongauer, and then make a trip to Old Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Milan to Colmar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in June; daily highs in Colmar reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Paris, France

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Falaises d'Etretat, Les Jardins d'Etretat, Les Plages Etretat, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Champs-Elysees. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, get advice or help at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Colmar to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will leave for London on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

— 4 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 day by day itinerary now includes Harrods, Piccadilly Circus, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, walk around St. James's Park, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

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Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in London hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

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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.

Province of Lecce travel guide

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Beaches · Outdoor Activities · Landmarks
Lecce is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.

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Island of Capri travel guide

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Caves · Geologic Formations · Gardens
Capri, just 5 km (3 mi) from the mainland of Italy, has been a celebrated vacation spot and a coastal resort since the Roman Republic. Known in Greek mythology as an island favored by the sirens, Capri was a popular leisure destination for numerous Roman emperors. One of the more notorious emperors, Tiberius, built an extravagant villa on the island and allegedly flung visitors who displeased him from the high cliffs of his estate. Escape the swarms of visitors by sightseeing inland. The coastal areas may be known for attractions like beaches and caves carved out of cliffs, but deeper inland are other places to visit, including secluded natural trails and several abandoned forts.

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.