37 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

37 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Montjuic Castle as well as Arc de Triomf. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Melbourne in October, with lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gran Via, Plaza de Santa Ana and Mercado San Miguel. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, walk around Parque del Retiro, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Madrid online trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris, Canal Saint-Martin, Musee Rodin, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & La Galerie des Batailles). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Place des Jacobins. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and look for gifts at Le 405 Lyon.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Lyon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Belanda Tower, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and finally make a trip to Place Massena.

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You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lyon in November: high temperatures in Nice hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, Milan is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Venice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

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Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. On the next day, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome vacation planning tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
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Drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Amalfi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio and then ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, make a trip to Palazzo Conte Federico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Del Gesu, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Amalfi to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or ride a ferry. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Syracuse (Teatro Greco, Ortigia, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mt Etna, steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Palermo to Catania by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip maker app.

Fly from Catania to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
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.
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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.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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