40 days in England, The Netherlands & Italy Itinerary

40 days in England, The Netherlands & Italy Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Swanage, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly to Pisa International Airport, Drive to Ameglia
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Ameglia, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Platinum Training. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and admire the striking features of Clarence House.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in London hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Swanage, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. You've now added Old Harry Rocks to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park, then don't miss a visit to Old Harry Rocks, then learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Pursenalities, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, and then browse the exhibits of Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Swanage trip maker app.

You can drive from London to Swanage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bath, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step out of the city life by going to The Cotswold Range and Longleat. Get some cultural insight at Stonehenge and The Roman Baths. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Berkeley (Berkeley Castle & St. Mary's Church), Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bath travel route planner.

You can drive from Swanage to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Utrecht.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like World Heritage Kinderdijk and Canals area. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Koppelpoort. Change things up with these side-trips from Utrecht: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel), Rotterdam (Rotterdam Zoo, Euromast, &more) and Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Dom Tower, get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and laugh and play at Safaripark Beekse Bergen.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Utrecht travel route planner.

You can fly from Bath to Utrecht in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. July in Utrecht sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Escape the urban bustle at MokumBoat and Haarlem Canal Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, choose your vessel at Flagship Amsterdam, catch all the local highlights with Leemstar, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ameglia.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Museums

Side Trip

Ameglia, Italy

— 4 nights
Ameglia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 90km southeast of Genoa and about 11km southeast of La Spezia.Ameglia borders the following municipalities: Lerici, Sarzana.Main sightsCastle of Ameglia, a stronghold of the bishops of Luni, rebuilt in 1174. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and Castello Doria. Get in touch with nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and Baia del Silenzio. Venture out of the city with trips to Portovenere (in Porto Venere) and Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ameglia online travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amsterdam to Ameglia. In August, Ameglia is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Ameglia

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amalfi, Italy

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get outdoors at Fornillo and L'Uomo e il Mare. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amalfi: Paestum (Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II & Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amalfi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ameglia to Amalfi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ameglia in August, Amalfi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica of Santa Croce. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Centro Storico di Siena) and Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Arnolfo.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amalfi in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice road trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Venice hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.