17 days in Italy, France & London Itinerary

17 days in Italy, France & London Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 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 15th (Fri): examine the collection at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then make a trip to Big Ben, then walk around St. James's Park, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

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

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to London is 6 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. April in Paris sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in April, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally examine the collection at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan online travel route planner.

Drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in April, Milan is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens 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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Amalfi, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Thu), shop like a local with Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London travel route planner.

Fly from Amalfi to London in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, London is little chillier than Amalfi - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.