17 days in Madrid, France & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Madrid, France & Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Madrid, France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Cartagena, Colombia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Cartagena, Colombia


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for sightseeing, museums, gardens, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In September, daytime highs in Madrid are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation builder.

Getting from Madrid to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than Madrid - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Bridge of Sighs, then admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the activities along Grand Canal, then see the interesting displays at Saint Mark's Basilica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice vacation planner.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, and finally get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Florence itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
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, sightseeing, religious sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and take an in-depth tour of Capitoline Museums.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome travel itinerary creator.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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