15 days in Italy, France & London Itinerary

15 days in Italy, France & London Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Versailles
Versailles, France
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 3 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights


Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Museum and Crypt of Capuchins will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and contemplate the long history of Terme di Caracalla.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vatican City.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Vatican City, Italy — 1 night

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatican City road trip planning app.

Vatican City is very close to Rome. In August in Vatican City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Versailles.
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Versailles, France — 1 night

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame En Sa Nativite, contemplate the long history of Académie Équestre de Versailles, and then see the interesting displays at Galerie des Carrosses.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Versailles tour builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatican City to Versailles. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vatican City in August: high temperatures in Versailles hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Pantheon, then stop by Latin Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit Buckingham Palace and Christ Church Cathedral for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and National Portrait Gallery. When in London, make a side trip to see Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, approximately Oxford away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, contemplate the long history of Clarence House, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and snap pictures at Millennium Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Italy travel guide

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.

France travel guide

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.