29 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

29 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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29 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Le Lavandou, France
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Portoferraio, Italy
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh, United States

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris route tool .

Pittsburgh, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 6th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc, and then kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle. On the next day, kick back and relax at La plage and then kick back and relax at Plage de l'Anglade.

Plan trip to Le Lavandou with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Le Lavandou in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Le Lavandou hover around 77°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela or Ravello Arte. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Vietri sul Mare (Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare & Le Vigne di Raito) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Le Lavandou to Ravello with the Route module. Traveling from Le Lavandou in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in September, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Portoferraio, Italy

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Visiting Spiaggia di Acquarilli and Spiaggia di Seccione will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia Luigi d'Angelo and Spiaggia di Chiessi. Get out of town with these interesting Portoferraio side-trips: Spiaggia di Cotoncello (in Marciana), Spiaggia Punta Nera (in Capoliveri) and Spiaggia delle Tombe (in Campo nell'Elba). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino and stroll through Spiaggia Canata.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Rome in September, expect nights in Portoferraio to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marciana, Spiaggia di Chiessi, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia Canata
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cotoncello ©
Spiaggia di Cotoncello
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione
Spiaggia di Acquarilli ©
Spiaggia di Acquarilli

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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 (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcudia Old Town and Catedral de Mallorca. Explore hidden gems such as Sa Canova Beach and Cala Morlanda. Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro), Coves de Campanet (in Campanet) and Caves of Drach (in Porto Cristo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Sa Rapita and stroll through Es Trenc.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip planner .

Fly from Venice to Palma de Mallorca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Campos, Cala Morlanda, Cuevas del Drach, Playa de Muro, Coves de Campanet
Highlights from your plan
Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Batllo and Park Guell. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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