31 days in Italy, France & England Itinerary

31 days in Italy, France & England Itinerary

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31 days in Italy, France & England Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + train:  5​h 15​min
6
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Rome reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice route site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Nice, France

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Massif de l'Esterel
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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

Fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stratford-upon-Avon: High Street Broadway (in Broadway), Bourton-on-the-Water (Greystones Farm & The Cotswold Brewing Company) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Moreton-in-Marsh). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, take in nature's colorful creations at Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden, explore the striking landscape at Dover's Hill, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon trip maker tool .

Getting from Paris to Stratford-upon-Avon by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Stratford-upon-Avon due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Shipston on Stour, Bourton-on-the-Water, High Street Broadway
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company

6
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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