15 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Corralejo, Spain
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Maspalomas, Spain
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in February, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in February, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Playa Blanca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Playa Blanca, Spain

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Timanfaya Nationalpark, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Los Hervideros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Marina Rubicon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Playa Blanca tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Playa Blanca by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Playa Blanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Barcelona in February, with highs in Playa Blanca at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Corralejo.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Corralejo, Spain

— 1 night
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo, identify plant and animal life at Cross Island, then stroll through El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Humankind Healing Massage.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Corralejo trip builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Playa Blanca to Corralejo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Spain

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Las Canteras Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Maspalomas and Playa de San Agustin. Change things up with these side-trips from Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Los Perros de La Plaza de Santa Ana, Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour, &more) and Barranco de Mogan (in Puerto de Mogan). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, stroll through Playa de Mogan, identify plant and animal life at La Charca, and get all the equipment you need at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Corralejo to Maspalomas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.