41 days in United Kingdom, France & Italy Itinerary

41 days in United Kingdom, France & Italy Itinerary

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41 days in United Kingdom, France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
9
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Tamworth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

2
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.
The English Bus has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Buckingham Palace and Cutty Sark. Visit Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Westminster, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Southwark Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London visit planner .

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Port of Spain to London. When traveling from Port of Spain in August, plan for cooler days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like The Paris Catacombs and Paris Plage will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Ile Saint-Louis, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs. Place Garibaldi and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer), Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle) and Chateau de Grimaud (in Grimaud). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice trip maker website .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Plage de l'Escalet, Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, Chateau de Grimaud, Plage de Gigaro
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet

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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and San Pietro in Vincoli. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Villa d'Este (in Tivoli), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, steep yourself in history at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Bau Beach, Cascata delle Marmore, Villa d'Este
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Abbazia di San Galgano and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Camposanto) and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Pisa, Abbazia di San Galgano
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Castello Estense. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Verona to see Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castello Estense, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury), Grace Darling Museum (in Bamburgh) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, admire the striking features of Greyfriars Kirk, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Venice to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Edinburgh at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Priory
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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nights
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. You've now added Landmark Forest Adventure Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Aviemore Kart Raceway, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Ballindalloch Castle, steep yourself in history at Knockando Woolmill, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cragganmore Distillery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aviemore trip planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Aviemore

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballindalloch, Knockando Woolmill
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Ballindalloch Castle ©
Ballindalloch Castle
Knockando Woolmill ©
Knockando Woolmill

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nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to York Minster and York Castle Museum. Get some historical perspective at York City Walls and Treasurer's House. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, contemplate the long history of St. Crux Parish Hall, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clifford's Tower.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read York road trip website .

You can take a train from Aviemore to York in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Minster ©
York Minster
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens and Shakespeare's Birthplace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Trinity Church and Great Witley Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Stratford-upon-Avon: Elgar Birthplace Museum (in Broadheath) and Harvington Hall (in Harvington). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, stroll around The Recreation Ground, get to know the fascinating history of The Shakespeare Heritage Trail, and examine the collection at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon tour itinerary builder website .

Drive from York to Stratford-upon-Avon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tamworth.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Elgar Birthplace Museum, Great Witley Church, Collegiate Church of St Mary's, Harvington Hall
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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm ©

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Tamworth, United Kingdom

Tamworth ©
Tamworth may refer to:Places Tamworth, Staffordshire, England Tamworth (borough) Local Government district covering the town Tamworth (UK Parliament constituency) Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Tamworth Regional Council Electoral district of Tamworth Tamworth, Virginia, United StatesSport Tamworth F.C. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Drayton Manor Theme Park. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Astley Book Farm, have some family-friendly fun at Planters Sky Trail Adventure, then get engrossed in the history at Tamworth Castle, then have some family-friendly fun at Jump Xtreme, and finally have fun at Daytona Tamworth. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SnowDome, then steep yourself in history at Middleton Hall & Gardens, then relax in the rural setting at Ash End House Children's Farm, and finally find something for the whole family at Big Play Barn.

Plan my day in Tamworth using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Tamworth by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tamworth can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamworth

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Astley Book Farm
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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SnowDome ©
SnowDome
Tamworth Castle ©
Tamworth Castle
Drayton Manor Theme Park ©
Drayton Manor Theme Park

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