17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Alicante, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Paris, France

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Forum of Augustus and Moai Beach. Get some cultural insight at Necropoli della Banditaccia and Isola Tiberina. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Rivazzurra S.R.L. in Anzio, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ghetto Ebraico, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker website.

Paris, France to Rome is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Rome at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Moai Beach, Necropoli della Banditaccia, Vatican Museums, Rivazzurra S.R.L.
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Necropoli della Banditaccia
Necropoli della Banditaccia
Forum of Augustus ©
Forum of Augustus
Rivazzurra S.R.L. ©
Rivazzurra S.R.L.

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palazzo Reale and Reggia di Caserta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cimitero delle Fontanelle and Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Marina di Puolo (in Sorrento), Punta Campanella Diving Center (in Massa Lubrense) and Lago d'Averno (in Pozzuoli). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and explore the gorgeous colors at Posillipo.

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You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sorrento, Punta Campanella Diving Center, Reggia di Caserta, Lago d'Averno
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Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale
Cimitero delle Fontanelle ©
Cimitero delle Fontanelle
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Ciutat Vella and L'Eixample District. Get in touch with nature at Excursions Barcelona and Nova Mar Bella Beach. Step out of Barcelona to go to Sitges and see La Playa de Sitges, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Port Vell, stop by El Barri Gòtic, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and get to know the fascinating history of Carrer de Montcada.

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Fly from Naples to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

La Playa de Sitges
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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Excursions Barcelona ©
Excursions Barcelona
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges

3
nights
Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with Greenwichdiving - Centro de Buceo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Guadalest Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at El Palmeral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Finestrat Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alicante online trip maker.

Fly from Barcelona to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you will find days in Alicante are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

El Palmeral, Greenwichdiving - Centro de Buceo, Cala Finestrat Beach
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Guadalest Valley ©
Guadalest Valley
El Palmeral ©
El Palmeral
Cala Finestrat Beach ©
Cala Finestrat Beach

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Chateau d'If and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach. Step out of Marseille to go to Bormes-Les-Mimosas and see Plage de l'Estagnol, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Balneaire du Prado.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alicante to Marseille takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Alicante in October; daily highs in Marseille reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage de l'Estagnol, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach
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Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol
Parc Balneaire du Prado ©
Parc Balneaire du Prado

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