59 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

59 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

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Turin, Italy
— 7 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Avignon, France
— 5 nights
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Arles, France
— 5 nights
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Narbonne, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Peniscola, Spain
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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Turin, Italy

— 7 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musei Reali and Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti and Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta. Venture out of the city with trips to Collegiata di San Secondo (in Asti), Centro Storico (in Saluzzo) and Saint Secondo (in Cortazzone). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative, see the interesting displays at Linea 7 Storica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Torino Centro Storico, and contemplate the long history of Piazza Solferino.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin planner.

Montreal, Canada to Turin is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Turin are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 5 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Pietro in Banchi and Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santuario della Madonna della Guardia and Parrocchia Di San Martino. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta (in Camogli), River Beach (in Finale Ligure) and Varigotti (Bagni Gallo & Bagni Liliana). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Via Macelli di Soziglia, take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, enjoy the sand and surf at Pluto Beach, and steep yourself in history at Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Genoa trip site.

Traveling by train from Turin to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in September: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and The Church of Èze. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Eglise de Biot (in Biot), La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence (in Vence) and Antibes (Old Town & Chapelle de la Garoupe). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and don't miss a visit to Palais de la Prefecture.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Getting from Genoa to Nice by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. September in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Avignon, France

— 5 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Eglise Saint-Agricol and Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple Saint Martial and Eglise St Symphorien. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Poet-Laval (Commanderie de l'Ordre des Hospitaliers & Chateau des Hospitaliers) and Cavaillon (Cathedrale Saint Veran & Synagogue). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Saint-Didier, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Penitents Noir, do a tasting at Chateau La Nerthe, and see the interesting displays at Silk Conditioning Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Nice to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Avignon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arles, France

— 5 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise St-Trophime and Barbegal Watermill. Get a sense of the local culture at Eglise St-Vincent and Moulin de Daudet. Change things up with a short trip to Presbytère des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal, admire the masterpieces at Musee Reattu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Blaise, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Julien.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arles trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Arles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Arles are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Narbonne.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Narbonne, France

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the South

The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Archeveques and Le Tresor De La Cathedrale. Step off the beaten path and head to Donjon Gilles Aycelin and Musee Archeologique. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Narbonne: Musee de site Villa-Loupian (in Loupian), Sete (Phare Saint Louis, Cimetiere le Py, &more) and La Chapelle des Penitents (in Meze). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, don't miss a visit to Canal de la Robine, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, and steep yourself in history at Via Domitia of Narbonne.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Narbonne itinerary planning site.

Getting from Arles to Narbonne by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Narbonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at sinagoga Shlomo Ben Adret,, take in the spiritual surroundings of Major Synagogue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then take in the waterfront at Port Vell, and finally examine the collection at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Parochial Rectory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Modernist Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Cristina Hermitage, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Sant Roma.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planner.

You can drive from Narbonne to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Peniscola.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Peniscola, Spain

— 3 nights
Peníscola or Peñíscola, anglicised as Peniscola, is a municipality in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. Step off the beaten path and head to Casco Antiguo and Portal Fosc. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Faro de Peniscola and Puerta De Sant Pere. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Peniscola: Conjunto Historico De Mirambel (in Mirambel), Casa Aliaga (in La Iglesuela del Cid) and Morella (Ayuntamiento de Morella, Porta de Sant Miquel, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de la Virgen de la Ermitana, contemplate the long history of Bufador, make a trip to Puerta de Santa Maria, and stroll through Cala del Pebret y Russo Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Peniscola itinerary site.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Peniscola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Peniscola can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Peniscola

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll get in some beach time at Cala del Moraig and Playa del Perellonet. Explore hidden gems such as Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi and Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina). Venture out of the city with trips to Playa de Canet (in Canet de Berenguer), Castillo de Moraira. (in Moraira) and Cala de Portixol (in Javea). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of John's Saints, steep yourself in history at Puerta de la Mar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Puerto De Sagunto, and take in the views from Pont de l'Assut de l'Or.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Valencia trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Peniscola to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Valencia are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Cordoba, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda and Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia. Explore hidden gems such as Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba and Puerta del Almodovar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Lucena (Church of San Mateo & Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Casa Andalusi, see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, don't miss a visit to Los Patios De San Basilio, and admire the striking features of Posada del Potro.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip site.

You can take a train from Valencia to Cordoba in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Cordoba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Towers

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia de la Magdalena and Iglesia de San Miguel. Popular historic sites such as Capilla de San Jose and Capilla de los Marineros are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Iglesia Mayor Prioral (in El Puerto de Santa Maria), Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona (in Carmona) and Osuna (Monasterio de la Encarnacion & Iglesia de San Carlos El Real). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento (City Hall), get engrossed in the history at Centro de la Cerámica de Triana, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, and admire the landmark architecture of Edificio La Adriatica.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip site.

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Malaga, Spain

— 9 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Teatro Romano and Saint Jerome Monastery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alcazaba de Antequera and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Granada (Nasrid Palaces, Abadia del Sacromonte, &more), Guadix Cathedral (in Guadix) and Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion, see the interesting displays at Revello de Toro Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Malaga.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga route app.

Traveling by train from Seville to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Malaga are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.