18 days in France, London & Rome Itinerary

18 days in France, London & Rome Itinerary

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18 days in France, London & Rome Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Caen, France
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and British Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Billericay (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, explore the activities along Thames River, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Caen.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy ©
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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 Palace of Versailles and Île de la Cité. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Caen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
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 17th (Tue): learn about all things military at Memorial of Caen, then 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 find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Caen trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Paris to Caen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Caen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Caen

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catacombe di San Callisto and St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican Museums and Passeggiata di Gianicolo will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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