27 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

27 days in Italy, London & Paris Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Lenno, Italy
— 1 night
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Varenna, Italy
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Civita, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
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Catania, Italy
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London attractions planner.

Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in August since evenings lows in London dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate the long history of Camposanto, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Pisa trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Pisa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Pisa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take a pleasant ride with Societa Ippica del Bardigiano.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner.

Drive from Pisa to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisa in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan holiday app.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Genoa in September, Milan is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Lenno.
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Lenno, Italy — 1 night

Lenno was a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northeast of Como. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lenno trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lenno takes 1.5 hours. September in Lenno sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Varenna.
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Varenna, Italy — 1 night

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and finally stroll around La Punta Spartivento.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Varenna trip planner.

Drive from Lenno to Varenna in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Valentino della Grada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna di Galliera, then enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bologna online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Varenna to Bologna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bologna are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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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.
Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, CF Noleggio Scooter, &more), Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Museo della Carta, &more) and The Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa (in Conca dei Marini). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia San Giovanni, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Positano trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Positano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Civita.
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Civita, Italy — 1 night

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 15th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh, then identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino, and finally take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Civita online trip maker.

You can drive from Positano to Civita in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip builder.

Getting from Civita to Naples by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Taormina.
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Taormina, Italy — 1 night

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, get outside with Blue Sea Diving Center, then stop by Made in Sicily Taormina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Varo.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina online trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Taormina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isola Lachea, cast your line with Barca Lachea Tour, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get impressive views of Siciliamareterra.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Catania route planning app.

You can drive from Taormina to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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Calabria travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.
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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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