29 days in United Kingdom, Spain & Italy Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom, Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online sightseeing planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Edinburgh is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 12 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in August: highs in Edinburgh hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to London.
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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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London journey website.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in August, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 2 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the views from Roman Bridge, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, examine the collection at Museo Lara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip planner.

You can fly from London to Ronda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nerja.
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Nerja, Spain — 3 nights

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, and stroll through Playa El Salon.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nerja travel planning site.

Drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Nerja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Nerja to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, then visit Las Ramblas, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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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.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip website.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi, Italy — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Assisi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 26th (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally appreciate the history behind La Pieta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To plan Rome vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in August, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, then get outside with Spiaggia della Gavitella, then head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Positano online holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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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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