55 days in Southern Italy, Paris & London Itinerary

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Paestum, Italy
— 5 nights
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Civita, Italy
— 4 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 7 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 14 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 16 nights
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Paestum, Italy — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Paestum: Cascate di Vallone del Tuorno (in Savoia di Lucania) and Marina di Camerota (Cala Bianca Beach, Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti, &more).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paestum trip itinerary planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Paestum is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Paestum, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get warmer in Paestum: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Civita.
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Civita, Italy — 4 nights

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Civita: Belvedere Del Malvento (in Viggianello), Parco Della Lavanda (in Campotenese) and le case del nibbio (in Morano Calabro). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Civita day trip website.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Civita takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 7 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Vicoli, scale e archi (in Atrani), Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, and head outdoors with Spiaggia della Gavitella.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Positano day trip planner.

You can drive from Civita to Positano in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 7 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Salerno (Speed Boats Tours, Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata, &more) and Pompeii (Bosco de Medici Winery, House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, explore the galleries of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 14 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (Cathedrale Saint Louis, L'Orangerie, &more) and Rouen (Rue Saint-Romain, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Naples in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 16 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from London: St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook), Bourton-on-the-Water (Hawkstone Brewery, The Dragonfly Maze, &more) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take in the views from Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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