22 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

22 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Catania, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Syracuse, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Chartres
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Chartres, France
— 1 night
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Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Valensole
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Valensole, France
— 2 nights
Drive to Marseille Provence Airport, Fly to Manila

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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in November; daily highs in Paris reach 12°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Catania.

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Catania, Italy

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): trek along Etnatao Etna Excursions, don't miss a visit to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, and then stop by Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Catania tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Catania takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
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Taormina, Italy

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 16th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Good Fellas Art Studio, enjoy some diversion at Ceramiche I Decori del Sole, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina vacation website.

You can drive from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Shopping · Classes · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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Syracuse, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, then step into the grandiose world of Eurialo Castle, and then go all around town with Giovanni Maltese.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip planner.

You can drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Syracuse

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome, Italy

— 3 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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome journey site.

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

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Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Catedral Primada, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, walk around Casa de Campo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rome to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from Rome in November, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

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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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in November, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Chartres.

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Chartres, France

— 1 night
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral and then wander the streets of Chartres Historic Preservation Area.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Barcelona to Chartres. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Chartres to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valensole.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Valensole, France

— 2 nights
Valensole is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.GeographyThe river Asse forms most of the commune's northern border, then flows into the Durance, which forms all of its western border. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): walk around Parc Morelon, then look for gifts at Couleurs Paysannes Valensole, and then see the interesting displays at Paleogalerie.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Valensole online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Chartres to Valensole with the Route module. Traveling from Chartres in November, you will find days in Valensole are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valensole

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

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.