26 days in Spain, South of France & Italy Itinerary

26 days in Spain, South of France & Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Spain, South of France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
8
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Carrera del Darro, wander the streets of Albayzin, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then contemplate the long history of Alhambra.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip builder tool .

Montreal, Canada to Granada is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Granada is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Granada: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Seville, Spain

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and examine the collection at Torre del Oro.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seville tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in November since evenings lows in Seville dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then have some family-friendly fun at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet. On your second day here, head outdoors with Cape Canaille, then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and then make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde.

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

Traveling by flight from Seville to Marseille takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Seville in November, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Cape Canaille
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Cape Canaille ©
Cape Canaille
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

4
nights
Nice, France

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip site .

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

Plan a Venice trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ronda.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, and then take in the views from Puente Nuevo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Old City, admire the striking features of Casa Del Rey Moro, then see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacion del Vino, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally make a trip to Alameda Del Tajo.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Venice to Ronda takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Venice in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ronda, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ronda

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Old City ©
Old City

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Ronda to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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