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London to Florence family tour July 2018

What should 12 yearold girls pack for the trip? Are leggings appropriate?

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My 11 year old wore leggings a few times last year in Rome, Florence etc. She also wore shorts (it was hot!) I think it's fine. In the churches (and Vatican museum), you just have to cover knees and shoulders. I saw lots of girls in leggings, and shorts, skirts etc. You'll see everything over there. I say let them be comfortable, as long as they respect the dress codes. I haven't been to London...

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Europeon kids dont dress up for their summer vacations either.. they wear jeans, shorts and leggings.. just be aware of two things.. the dress code at Vatican ( shoulders must be covered , no tank tops, and knees must be covered.. ) a sundress with a scarf that you can shove in your purse after the Vatican ( because its insanely hot in july ) will work. and we saw many ladies arrive in shorts then tie gauzy scarfs around their waists like a skirt to get in.. Ive done similar myself.

In london anything goes.. it can be warm or cool there.. so bring a rain jacket and a sweater just in case.

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Thank you! Very helpful. While I have traveled to Europe a few times, I havent paid attention to what the kids are wearing. So excited to do this trip with my granddaughters.