46 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

46 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
— 2 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cefalu, Italy
— 5 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
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Taormina, Italy
— 5 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 4 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at The Hostel Escape game, make a trip to The Water Mirror, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and browse for treasures at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux online route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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The Hostel Escape game ©
The Hostel Escape game
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Saint-Jean-de-Luz ©
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, and then take in the waterfront activity at Digue de Socoa. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, glide through the air with Paramoteur 64, then hike along Sentier du Littoral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Plan a Saint-Jean-de-Luz trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Paramoteur 64 ©
Paramoteur 64
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Chateau Observatoire Abbadia ©
Chateau Observatoire Abbadia

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Biarritz, France

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port (in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port), Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption. (in Uhart-Cize) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bidarray). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, get engrossed in the history at Basque Museum (Musee Basque), and meet the residents at Aquarium de Biarritz.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Biarritz road trip planning site.

Biarritz is very close to Saint-Jean-de-Luz. May in Biarritz sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port ©
La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Dedicate the 3rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, expand your understanding of the military at Castillo de la Mota, make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip tool.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, take in the views from Puente Zubizuri, then don't miss a visit to Vizcaya Bridge, and finally explore the striking landscape at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, then don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, and finally get into the urban bustle at Azkuna Zentroa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bilbao travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Bilbao sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo sightseeing site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Palermo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio

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Cefalu, Italy

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cefalu: Termini Imerese (Scalinata di Via Roma & Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese), Caccamo (Castello di Caccamo & Chiesa San Benedetto alla Badia) and Castello Ventimiglia (in Castelbuono). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Sat) at Acqua Verde. There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Sicily Horse Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Gole di Tiberio, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cefalu driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Cefalu in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

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Sicily Horse Tours ©
Sicily Horse Tours
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu

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Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, and finally Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cefalu to Syracuse by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis ©
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

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Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taormina: Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra), Gambino Vini (in Linguaglossa) and Messina (Chiesa Madonna della Mercede in San Valentino, Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), &more). The adventure continues: do sightseeing your way with Sicily Legend, walk around Villa Comunale, make a trip to Corso Umberto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Taormina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Blue Sea Diving Center ©
Blue Sea Diving Center
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini
Casa Cuseni ©
Casa Cuseni

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Catania, Italy

Catania

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Piazza Armerina (Piazza Armerina, Villa Romana del Casale, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, see Off-Road Tours, step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno, and don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Off-Road Tours

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Palermo tour planner.

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Quattro Canti ©
Quattro Canti

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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