16 days in France, London & Rome Itinerary

16 days in France, London & Rome Itinerary

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16 days in France, London & Rome Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Caen, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Visiting Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre and Spitalfields City Farm will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and British Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the London itinerary planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Caen.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): learn about all things military at Memorial of Caen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Caen sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from London to Caen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Caen. In September, daily temperatures in Caen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Caen

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bayeux
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Memorial of Caen ©
Memorial of Caen
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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.
Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe. Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Caen to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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 outdoors at Catacombe di San Callisto and Passeggiata di Gianicolo. Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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