21 days in Italy, France & Barcelona Itinerary

21 days in Italy, France & Barcelona Itinerary

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21 days in Italy, France & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Prague, Czech Republic
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
3
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
10
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
11
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Prague, Czech Republic


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2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Barri Gòtic and Museo Picasso. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in March, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, then step off the mainland to explore Ile de la Barthelasse, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, then steep yourself in history at Site Archeologique de Glanum, and then get great views at Le Sentier des Ocres.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Avignon online trip planner .

You can drive from Barcelona to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in March, Avignon is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Site Archeologique de Glanum, Le Sentier des Ocres
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Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and then take a stroll through The Panier.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

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The Panier ©
The Panier

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 11th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Juan les Pins Main Beach, then savor the flavors at Marche Forville, and then wander the streets of Le Suquet.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Juan les Pins Main Beach
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris and then kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice planner .

Nice is very close to Cannes. In March, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

3
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.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, make a trip to Pantheon, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning site .

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Circeo Peninsula
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online route planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Sempione, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Milan sightseeing website .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Milan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Parco Sempione ©
Parco Sempione
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, then explore and take pictures at Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, and then relax and rejuvenate at Massaggio Californiano. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally get some jogging in at Torre Prendiparte.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bologna online vacation planner .

Take a train from Milan to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Massaggio Californiano, Museo Ferrari, Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca
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Food Tours
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Torre Prendiparte ©
Torre Prendiparte

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nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally let your taste buds guide you at Veronality. On the next day, get interesting insight from La Barca di Salvo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona day trip website .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Verona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Verona is much hotter than Bologna - with highs of 34°C and lows of 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Sirmione
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La Barca di Salvo ©
La Barca di Salvo
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Cannaregio, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and then make a trip to Dorsoduro.

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You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Verona in March, things will get colder in Venice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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