11 days in Italy & London Itinerary

11 days in Italy & London Itinerary

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11 days in Italy & London Itinerary

Springfield, United States
Fly:  9​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train + Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Springfield, United States

1
day
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Wallace Collection and then don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Champaign, USA to London. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Champaign in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in London: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Turin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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Windsor Castle
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Windsor Castle
The Wallace Collection
Borough Market

2
days
Turin, Italy

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Santa Maria del Monte ( Monte dei Cappuccini), then trek along Colline di Torino, then examine the collection at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Basilica Maria Ausiliatrice. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Via Roma, then steep yourself in history at Villa della Regina, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gran Madre di Dio.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from London to Turin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Turin due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Nature Scenic Drive
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Gran Madre di Dio

3
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate San Gimignano 1300 and Pitti Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and The Baptistery of St. John. There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, make a trip to Centro Storico, and see the sights on two wheels with FlorenceTown.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites

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San Gimignano 1300
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San Gimignano 1300
Pitti Palace
Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte

2
days
Venice, Italy

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 15th (Sat): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the long history of Madonna dell'Orto, admire the striking features of Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then deepen your knowledge of military history at La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale, and finally take an in-depth tour of Naval History Museum Venice. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, then wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, then gain a rich perspective with SeeVenice, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Zaccaria.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Piazza dei Signori
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Piazza dei Signori
Campo del Ghetto
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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