23 days in United Kingdom, France & Italy Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom, France & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Nova Levante, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  24 h
End: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

9
nights
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Old Baptist Chapel (in Tewkesbury), Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham) and Cotswold Clay Club (in Farmington). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, make a trip to Brindleyplace, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and get lost in a book at Library of Birmingham.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip planner.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to Birmingham is an approximately 20- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Pietermaritzburg in December, with highs in Birmingham at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Birmingham

Fun & Games Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chester Zoo, Old Baptist Chapel, Walks With Hawks, Cotswold Clay Club, Cotswold Archery
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Cotswold Clay Club ©
Cotswold Clay Club
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Paris. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan
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.
For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Nova Levante.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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7
nights
Nova Levante, Italy

Nova Levante ©
Bring the kids along to Obereggen - Ski Center Latemar and Ski Center Latemar. Get out of town with these interesting Nova Levante side-trips: Malga Varena (in Varena), Val de San Nicolo (in Pozza di Fassa) and Passo Rolle (in San Martino di Castrozza).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nova Levante visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Nova Levante takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nova Levante when traveling from Milan in December, with lows around -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Nova Levante

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Moena, Cavalese, Canazei, Malga Varena, Val de San Nicolo
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La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti
Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Marmolada ©
Marmolada

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Arena di Verona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Palazzo delle Debite). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Venice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Nova Levante to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Nova Levante in December, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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