14 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

14 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in November, with highs in Rome at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice vacation maker app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 7th (Tue), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally stop by El Barri Gòtic. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip site.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.