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Old Jan 24th, 2014, 05:46 PM
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weather advice for london,paris and italy june/july

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We are planning a first trip to Europe and are visiting London, Paris, Rome, Florence and Venice June/July. In terms of the weather and sightseeing in the heat, is there a particular order that you would go to these places? We are used to long hot/dry summers in Australia but are unsure about what it is like in these places. We plan to do a lot of walking (if possible).

Thanks for your advice
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Old Jan 24th, 2014, 08:02 PM
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I would fly into Rome, go next to Florence, then Venice, then Paris, then fly home from London.
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Old Jan 24th, 2014, 11:21 PM
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Agree to hit the south first.

It's hard to say what London weather will be...could be sunny and hot, or cold and rainy...likely a mix of both
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Old Jan 24th, 2014, 11:39 PM
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I also agree -- but also note that if this information is not covered by the guidebooks with which you are working, then I highly encourage you to consult others. A good guidebook or two should prove invaluable and, in comparison to the other costs of the trip, their price will be nugatory.
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Old Jan 25th, 2014, 02:02 AM
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Thanks for your input! I was also thinking it might be best to switch the itinery so that Italy was first and London last. I have heard that Rome can get quite hot in July which would not be pleasant when walking around
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Old Jan 25th, 2014, 02:36 AM
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>> I have heard that Rome can get quite hot in July
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Old Jan 25th, 2014, 08:09 AM
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In June 2013, a lot of people in Paris had to turn their heating on. After that, July 2013 was quite warm (at last! after 4 bad summers).

Sometimes June can be hotter than July in Paris -- all depends on how much it rains.

In other words: be prepared for all possibilities. Weather patterns appear to be changing.
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Old Jan 25th, 2014, 11:30 AM
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I would definitely start in the south and head north. Italy is hot - but humid rather than dry - so you feel it a lot more - and many places don't have AC. Weather farther north is less likely to be VERY hot - but I have been in Paris in July when the temps were well into the 90s.

London is likely to be moderate temps - but there is a significant chance of moisture - ranging from mist to drizzle to real rain. But - days are often rain with sunny intervals - or the reverse.

In any case be sure you have a sturdy folding umbrella - since you can get rain anywhere any day.
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