15 days in London, Paris & Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in London, Paris & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in London, Paris & Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark, United States

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. Step out of London to go to Burford and see Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary builder site .

Newark, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to London. Traveling from Newark in July, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

3
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online vacation builder .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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.
Attractions like Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome journey maker website .

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 89°F and lows about 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Florence route site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Riva dei Sette Martiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary website .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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