31 days in United Kingdom, France & Italy Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom, France & Italy Itinerary

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Bampton, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Watford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Bampton, United Kingdom — 2 nights

On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Blencathra [Saddleback], then browse the exhibits of Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Nan Bield Pass.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bampton online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Bampton is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Bampton due to the time zone difference. June in Bampton sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manchester.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Liverpool (Mendips - John Lennon Home & Royal Albert Dock Liverpool) and York (York Minster & National Railway Museum). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Gin Distillery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, and make a trip to Elizabeth Gaskell's House.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bampton to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Manchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
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Bath, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of American Museum & Gardens, then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and then steep yourself in history at Wilton House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bath tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Watford.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Parks
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Watford, United Kingdom — 1 night

Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, situated 17mi northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway. To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Watford trip site.

Drive from Bath to Watford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Watford can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to London.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then walk around St. James's Park, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read London visit planner.

You can drive from Watford to London in an hour. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Go for a jaunt from Bordeaux to Pyla-sur-Mer to see La Grande Dune du Pilat about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, make a trip to The Water Mirror, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and take a stroll through Promenade Sainte Catherine.

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Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Montpellier, France — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 13th (Wed), take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Planet Ocean Montpellier, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Montpellier tour planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Montpellier by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Montpellier. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cannes.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Cannes, France — 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Musee Fragonard (in Grasse). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, take a leisurely stroll along Vieux Port, wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, and visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cannes trip planner.

Drive from Montpellier to Cannes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Nice, France — 1 day

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cannes in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.
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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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