28 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

28 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
End: Barcelona, Spain

1
night
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 20th (Fri), get your game on at Virtual Room Toulon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): get your game on at Laser game Evolution, get your game on at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, thensee the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, and finally make a trip to Moulin Le Pain Blanc.

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Barcelona, Spain to Marseille is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Moulin Le Pain Blanc, Virtual Room Toulon, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Laser game Evolution
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Aviasim Aix-en-Provence ©
Aviasim Aix-en-Provence
Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon

4
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), Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Casino Barriere Le Croisette (in Cannes). There's much more to do: make a trip to Place Massena, browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nice planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Nice

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel, Gobabygym, Casino Barriere Le Croisette
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Casino Barriere Le Croisette ©
Casino Barriere Le Croisette
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, thendon't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Naples takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Salerno, Ravello, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata)
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Centro Storico Salerno ©
Centro Storico Salerno
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte ©
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thentake in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seville route planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Seville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Seville hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, get your game on at EXIT Madrid, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, have some family-friendly fun at The Witching Hour Room Escape, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

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Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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