30 days in France, Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

30 days in France, Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Carcassonne Center, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Roussillon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Marseille, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
5
Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Eze, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Castiglione D'Orcia, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in May, with highs in Barcelona at 71°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Camino de Ronda, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Get in touch with nature at Reserve Africaine de Sigean and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cité de Carcassonne and Mirepoix Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Palais des Archeveques (in Narbonne) and Chateau de Puilaurens (in Lapradelle-Puilaurens).

Before you visit Carcassonne Center, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Barcelona to Carcassonne Center in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Carcassonne Center is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Roussillon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palais des Archeveques, River Rafting & Tubing, Mirepoix Cathedral, Chateau de Puilaurens, Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne
Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean

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Roussillon, France

Roussillon ©
On the 18th (Sat), trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, then delve into the distant past at Village des Bories, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Vieille Ville de Gordes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Roussillon journey builder app.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Roussillon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Roussillon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Gordes, Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire
Highlights from your plan
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Village des Bories ©
Village des Bories

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Palais du Pharo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille travel route planner.

Drive from Roussillon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais du Pharo ©
Palais du Pharo

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nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Grimaud and St. Tropez Harbor. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Cavaliere and Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Grande Plage du Lavandou (in Le Lavandou) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Castellane). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Eze.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Chateau de Grimaud, River Rafting & Tubing, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

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Eze, France

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Get some historical perspective at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de la Mariniere. When in Eze, make a side trip to see Chapelle des Penitents Blancs in Peillon, approximately Peillon away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Èze, kick back and relax at Paloma Beach, stroll through Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eze trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Eze takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Saint-Tropez, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Eze, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Margherita Ligure.

Things to do in Eze

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Eden Plage Mala, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs ©
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs
The Church of Èze ©
The Church of Èze

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nights
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Camogli - San Rocco - Punta Chiappa Trail, get outside with La Passeggiata, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Fieschi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Margherita Ligure tour planner.

You can drive from Eze to Santa Margherita Ligure in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Santa Margherita Ligure

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Camogli, La Passeggiata, Basilica dei Fieschi
Highlights from your plan
Basilica dei Fieschi ©
Basilica dei Fieschi
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso

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nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore hidden gems such as Portovenere and Levanto to Monterosso Trail. Castello Doria and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: San Pietro Church (in Porto Venere) and Castello di Lerici (in Lerici). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip maker site.

Getting from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in May since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Castiglione D'Orcia.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Porto Venere, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Castello di Lerici, Levanto to Monterosso Trail
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro

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Castiglione D'Orcia, Italy

Castiglione D'Orcia ©
Castiglione d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 90km southeast of Florence and about 40km southeast of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, not far from the Via Cassia.Castiglione d'Orcia borders the following municipalities: Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d'Orcia, Seggiano.HistoryThe settlement is mentioned for the first time in 714, when it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Terme Bagno Vignoni and Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Rocco. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa di San Giorgio and Azienda Vitivinicola Villa Corano. Venture out of the city with trips to Pitigliano Centro Storico (in Pitigliano), Cattedrale Santi Gervasio e Protasio (in Citta della Pieve) and Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo (in Bagni di San Filippo). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Fortress of Tentennano and get a taste of the local shopping with Librorcia Bagno Vignoni.

Plan my day in Castiglione D'Orcia using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Castiglione D'Orcia by car takes about 4.5 hours. June in Castiglione D'Orcia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Castiglione D'Orcia

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pitigliano, Bagno Vignoni, Chiesa di San Giorgio, Cattedrale Santi Gervasio e Protasio, Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale Santi Gervasio e Protasio ©
Cattedrale Santi Gervasio e Protasio
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo ©
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Roman Forum. Step out of Rome to go to Magliano de' Marsi and see Riserva Naturale Monte Velino, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, wander the streets of Trastevere, identify plant and animal life at Parco Natura e Fattoria Didattica Voloalto, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Castiglione D'Orcia to Rome in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum