28 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

28 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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28 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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
train:  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
train:  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), have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Laser game Evolution, have some family-friendly fun at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, and finally don't miss a visit to Moulin Le Pain Blanc.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille online visit planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Marseille is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Casino Barriere Le Croisette (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Place Massena, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, and get your game on at Gobabygym.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 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) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Nice

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gobabygym, Casino Barriere Le Croisette, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

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. On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, then make a trip to Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally stroll around Villa Comunale. Here are some ideas for day two: 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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), and finally make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naples online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Naples takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Naples, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Salerno, Ravello, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata)
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte ©
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte
Centro Storico Salerno ©
Centro Storico Salerno

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 31st (Tue), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 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 take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To plan Venice vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning site .

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. 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
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Seville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
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, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in January, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
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, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 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 Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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