23 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bolzano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights

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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 list of things to see and do now includes The British Museum, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, Big Bus Tours, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Westminster and St. Paul's Cathedral. Kids will enjoy Trafalgar Square and Borough Market. There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the London travel route builder website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In December, daytime highs in London are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.
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Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Paris, France — 2 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.
You've added Montmartre, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Palais Garnier, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, enjoy some music at Palais Garnier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

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You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Verona.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nightlife
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Verona, Italy — 2 nights

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.
You've added Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Piazzale Castel San Pietro, Ponte Scaligero, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), make a trip to Porta Borsari - World Heritage Site and then make a trip to Piazza dei Signori. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the striking features of Arche Scaligere, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro.

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Getting from Paris to Verona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Verona when traveling from Paris in December, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bolzano.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Bolzano, Italy — 3 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Duomo Maria Assunta, Chiesa Abbaziale di Sant'Agostino, Monumento alla Vittoria, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and Via Argentieri. Explore hidden gems such as Palazzo Vescovile and Chiesa dei Francescani. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Domenicani.

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Getting from Verona to Bolzano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bolzano can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Parks
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Doge's Palace, Ponte dell'Accademia, Ponte di Rialto, and other attractions you added. On the 26th (Mon), stop by Dorsoduro.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bolzano to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Bolzano in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 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 Basilica of Santa Croce, Fontana del Porcellino and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Explore hidden gems such as Campanile di Giotto and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Perseus Statue, pause for some serene contemplation at Crypt of Santa Reparata, steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 39°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Roman Forum, Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia a Roma, and other attractions you added. Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cupola di San Pietro and Villa Borghese. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the views from St. Angelo Bridge, admire the striking features of Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesu all’Argentina, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F.
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Side Trip
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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.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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