46 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

46 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 14 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights

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Paris, France — 14 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Versailles (Palace of Versailles, L'Orangerie, &more) and Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 nights

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: La Croisette (in Cannes) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice attractions app.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 4 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Avignon (Musee Calvet, Palais des Papes, &more) and Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille day trip site.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marseille, with lows of 66°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

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 Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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Traveling by flight from Marseille to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Sant Feliu de Guixols (Scuba & Snorkeling & Eremita sant Elm) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 4 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valencia: Castillo de Santa Barbara (in Alicante) and Platja de Ponent (in Benidorm). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia, meet the residents at Oceanografic Valencia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.
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