17 days in United Kingdom, France & Italy Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom, France & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

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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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also 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. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

Chamonix, France

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi and then stop by Snell Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Chamonix by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome, Italy

— 4 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: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome driving holiday tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Manchester.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Manchester takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in December, expect nights in Manchester to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 21st (Thu), raise your glass at The Cavern Club, then get your game on at CoverStar Experiences, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nightlife
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, walk around Hyde Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London online trip builder.

You can fly from Liverpool to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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 · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.