15 days in France, Italy & England Itinerary

15 days in France, Italy & England Itinerary

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15 days in France, Italy & England Itinerary

Start: Durango, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Durango, United States

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker website .

Durango, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Durango in December: highs in Paris hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 58°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Massif de l'Esterel
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

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 14th (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nice in December, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, examine the collection at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Venice to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to London is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in London are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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