32 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

32 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

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32 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Tarragona, Spain
— 1 night
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
5
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
6
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
7
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Ajaccio, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
Bastia, France
— 1 night
ferry:  7​h
10
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
12
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, stroll through Retiro Park, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Madrid, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Central Market (Mercado Central) as well as City of the Arts and Sciences. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central) and then get curious at City of the Arts and Sciences.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Valencia online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Valencia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Tarragona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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City of the Arts and Sciences ©
City of the Arts and Sciences
Central Market (Mercado Central) ©
Central Market (Mercado Central)
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

1
night
Tarragona, Spain

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in the north-east of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro de Tarragona and then stop by El Lloro.

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Take a train from Valencia to Tarragona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Tarragona

Historic Sites Shopping
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Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Pont del Diable ©
Pont del Diable

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tarragona to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daytour Provence. On the 28th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes and then get interesting insight from Daytour Provence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then snap pictures at Pont du Gard, and then catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Avignon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Arenes de Nimes, Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Marseille sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Vieux Port
Vieux Port

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Cannes (La Croisette & Lérins Islands). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice journey planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Massif de l'Esterel, Le Jardin exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Ajaccio, France

Ajaccio ©
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
You've now added Maison Bonaparte to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ajaccio: Albellu Croisieres (in Sagone) and Plage Cupabia (in Coti-Chiavari). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Canyoning by Couleur Corse, look for gifts at Les Saveurs du Clos, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Tolla, and don't miss a visit to Place de Gaulle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ajaccio travel planner.

You can fly from Nice to Ajaccio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. Traveling from Nice in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Ajaccio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bastia.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Porticcio, Albellu Croisieres, Plage Cupabia
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Albellu Croisieres ©
Albellu Croisieres
Plage Cupabia ©
Plage Cupabia
Lac de Tolla ©
Lac de Tolla

1
night
Bastia, France

Bastia ©
Bastia is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the north-east of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, don't miss a visit to La Cittadella, and then make a trip to Le vieux port.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Bastia travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Ajaccio to Bastia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Bastia

Historic Sites
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La Cittadella ©
La Cittadella
Le vieux port ©
Le vieux port
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste

1
night
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

Start your trip to Genoa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bastia to Genoa. In July in Genoa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari ©
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari

3
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then stop by Art in Banchi, then do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by train from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cinque Terre, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Isola Comacina (in Ossuccio), Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find out how to plan a trip to Milan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Isola Comacina, Turati Centro Nautico Lario
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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