30 days in France, London & Italy Itinerary

30 days in France, London & Italy Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 4 nights
Train to Aix En Provence Tgv, Bus to Aix-en-Provence
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 day
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London day trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in London hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 27th (Sun).
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 4 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cave de Vire (in Vire), Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Beaune (Les Caves de l'Abbaye, La Voie des Vignes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get in on the family fun at KOEZIO Lyon, and stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon driving holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 1 night

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 4th (Sun), ponder the design of Fontaine de La Rotonde and then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Aix-en-Provence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lyon in December, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, and then steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with a short trip to La Citta Alta in Bergamo (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nice in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. You will leave for Verona on the 11th (Sun).
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Verona, Italy — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, contemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then make a trip to Cappella dei Notai, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Verona road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Verona sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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 11th (Sun): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice journey maker website.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll set off for Bologna on the 14th (Wed).
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Bologna, Italy — 1 day

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, then enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip builder app.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

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Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip maker.

Drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Enjoy London some more: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read London day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to London. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in London are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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