30 days in Italy, United Kingdom & Zurich Itinerary

30 days in Italy, United Kingdom & Zurich Itinerary

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30 days in Italy, United Kingdom & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  8​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
6
Bologna, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Modena, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Big Ben, take in the views from Tower Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London travel planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to London is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Cairngorm Mountain and then contemplate the long history of Fort George.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Inverness tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorm Mountain
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Distillery Tours
Fort George
Fort George
River Ness ©
River Ness

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

Getting from Inverness to Zurich by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Inverness to Zurich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inverness in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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.
When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

6
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Lido (in Venice), Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Padua (Ponte dell'Osservatorio, Orto Botanico di Padova, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bologna attractions planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Ravenna, Lido, Piazza Maggiore, Castello Estense
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria and then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Modena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Explore Modena's surroundings by going to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (in Milan) and Valeggio Sul Mincio (Borghetto sul Mincio & Parco Giardino Sigurta). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, enjoy breathtaking views from Ghirlandina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Comunale di Modena.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Modena trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Florence to Modena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Museo Ferrari, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti

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