36 days in Italy, Spain & France Itinerary

36 days in Italy, Spain & France Itinerary

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Syracuse, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lampedusa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Catania, Bus to Agrigento
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Agrigento, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus to Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Alcudia
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Alcudia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Nantes, Drive to Saint-Aignan
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Saint-Aignan, France
— 2 nights
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Porto, France
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio, France
— 4 nights
Ferry to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Drive to Stintino
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Stintino, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Syracuse, Italy

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Siracusa and Ragusa Ibla. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Palazzo Zacco (in Ragusa), Spiaggia di Eloro (in Lido di Noto) and Centro Storico (in Noto). It doesn't end there: Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) and head off the coast to Ortigia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse trip maker site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Syracuse is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Syracuse is minus 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lampedusa.

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Lampedusa, Italy

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiagga Cala Francese, make a trip to Cala Galera, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cala Creta and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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You can fly from Syracuse to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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Agrigento, Italy

— 2 nights

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Poliscia and then stroll through Cala Paradiso.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lampedusa to Agrigento takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Agrigento are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Isola di Favignana, Italy

— 2 nights
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Beach, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Agrigento to Isola di Favignana in 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Agrigento in August since evenings lows in Isola di Favignana dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Alcudia on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Alcudia, Spain

— 4 nights
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de Alcudia and Playa de S'Amarador. Get out of town with these interesting Alcudia side-trips: Cala Turqueta (in Ciutadella), Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi) and Cap de Formentor (in Formentor). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Formentor Playa, and take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Alcudia day trip planning app.

Getting from Isola di Favignana to Alcudia by combination of ferry and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Maspalomas, Spain

— 3 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Amadores and Playa de Mogan. Step out of Maspalomas to go to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and see Las Canteras Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa de Maspalomas, explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and admire the natural beauty at Palmitos Park.

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Traveling by flight from Alcudia to Maspalomas takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Alcudia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Maspalomas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

— 3 nights

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Timanfaya Nationalpark and then go for a stroll along the water at Marina Rubicon. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, and then find something for the whole family at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Del Carmen trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint-Aignan.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Saint-Aignan, France

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): meet the residents at ZooParc de Beauval. On the next day, examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Aignan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Puerto Del Carmen to Saint-Aignan takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in September: highs in Saint-Aignan hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Porto.

Things to do in Saint-Aignan

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Porto, France

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Plage de Bussaglia and then steep yourself in history at Tour Genoise. On your second day here, take in the waterfront activity at Marine de Porto, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at Un brin de beaute.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planning website.

You can fly from Saint-Aignan to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint-Aignan in September; daily highs in Porto reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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Bonifacio, France

— 4 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Iles Lavezzi and Bonifacio Citadel. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Rondinara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Balistra, and get outside with Calalonga Plage.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Bonifacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Bonifacio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stintino.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Stintino, Italy

— 3 nights
Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Pelosa Beach and SardiniAction. Get out of town with these interesting Stintino side-trips: Badesi (Spiaggia Li Mindi, Li Feruli Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Capo Falcone.

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Getting from Bonifacio to Stintino by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Pisa.

Things to do in Stintino

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Pisa, Italy

— 4 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Pisa and Terrazza Mascagni. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pisa: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Lucca (Piazza Anfiteatro, Le mura di Lucca, &more). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Battistero di San Giovanni and don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pisa trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Stintino to Pisa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

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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.

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.