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
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
5
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online journey planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Madrid. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Madrid are warmer (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
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

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
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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 train. 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, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and make a trip to La Boqueria.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Tarragona to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Arenes de Nimes, Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres de Lumieres ©
Carrieres de 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 where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Marseille travel route planner .

Take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Old Port
Old 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). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, stroll through Colline du Chateau overlook, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up 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: Croisieres Albellu (in Sagone) and Plage Cupabia (in Coti-Chiavari). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Tolla, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fesch, look for gifts at Les Saveurs du Clos, and get outside with Canyoning by Couleur Corse.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Ajaccio trip tool .

Getting from Nice to Ajaccio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in July since evenings lows in Ajaccio dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Bastia.

Things to do in Ajaccio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

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
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
Le vieux port ©
Le vieux port

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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Acquario di Genova ©
Acquario di Genova
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 do a combination of bus and train. 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

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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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 Milan's surroundings by going to Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno), Isola Comacina (in Ossuccio) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Milan trip app .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Isola Comacina, Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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