60 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

60 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

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Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Peniscola, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Narbonne, France
— 3 nights
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Collioure, France
— 1 night
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Avignon, France
— 4 nights
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Arles, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Menton, France
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Savona, Italy
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Genoa, Italy
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Turin, Italy
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Malaga, Spain

— 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Step off the beaten path and head to Malaga Cathedral and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Chapel of Granada and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Benalmadena (Parque De La Paloma & Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)), Granada (La Madraza & Basilica de San Juan de Dios) and La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Felipe Neri, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, and walk around Parque de Malaga.

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

Montreal, Canada to Malaga is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Malaga, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in September, with highs in Malaga at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Plaza de España and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa El Palmar and Playa de la Barrosa. Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Palos de la Frontera (La Rabida Monastery & Muelle de las Carabelas) and Catedral de Cadiz (in Cadiz). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, visit Centro Historico de Sevilla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seville vacation builder website.

You can drive from Malaga to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cordoba, Spain

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and Roman Bridge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Jaen (Parroquia de San Juan, Jaen, Jaén Cathedral, &more) and Castillo de Almodovar (in Almodovar del Rio). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Andres.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba day trip tool.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in September, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Valencia.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de la Virgen and Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Castell de Guadalest and Valencia Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Platja de Daimus (in Daimus), Playa Gandia (in Playa de Gandia) and Javea (Arenal Promenade, Playa del Arenal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, admire the natural beauty at Jardi del Turia, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Casco Antiguo.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip website.

Getting from Cordoba to Valencia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for slightly colder days in Valencia, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Peniscola.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Peniscola, Spain

— 4 nights
Peníscola or Peñíscola, anglicised as Peniscola, is a municipality in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peniscola Castle and Morella Castle. Casco Antiguo and Plaza de Cristo Rey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Peniscola: Mirambel (Conjunto Historico De Mirambel & Portal de las Monjas), Morella (Puerta De La Nevera, Convent de Sant Francesc, &more) and L'Ametlla de Mar (Cala Lo Ribellet, Playa de l'Estany Podrit, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Faro de Peniscola, steep yourself in history at Puerta De Sant Pere, don't miss a visit to Portal Fosc, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita De Santa Ana.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Peniscola tour builder website.

Getting from Valencia to Peniscola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Peniscola can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Peniscola

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Barcelona Cathedral and Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus will appeal to history buffs. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar), Tarragona (Anfiteatro de Tarragona & Circ Roma) and Lloret de Mar (Parish Church of Sant Roma & Fenals Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc de Montjuic, and appreciate the history behind Casa Vicens.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Peniscola to Barcelona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Narbonne.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbaye de Fontfroide and Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale St-Just and Horreum romain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Narbonne: Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse), Memorial du Camp de Rivesaltes (in Salses-Le-Chateau) and Paroisse Saint Nazaire (in Beziers). There's more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at L'Aude en liberte.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Narbonne journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Narbonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Narbonne dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Collioure.

Things to do in Narbonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Collioure, France

— 1 night
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. On the 2nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Paulilles, don't miss a visit to Fort Saint-Elme, wander the streets of Quartier du Moure, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and finally see the interesting displays at La Maison du Fauvisme.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Collioure trip planner.

You can drive from Narbonne to Collioure in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Collioure can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Collioure

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Avignon, France

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Roman Theatre of Orange and Palais des Papes are in your itinerary. Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Chateau de Grignan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Cascades du Sautadet (in La Roque-sur-Ceze), Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine) and Marseille (Vallon des Auffes & Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip website.

You can drive from Collioure to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Avignon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Arles, France

— 4 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carrieres des Lumieres and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Popular historic sites such as Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Site Archeologique de Glanum are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arles: Aigues-Mortes (Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes & Salin d'Aigues-Mortes), Espiguette Beach (in Le Grau-du-Roi) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, admire the natural beauty at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magne.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Arles trip planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Arles in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Arles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 3 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.
Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chapelle Saint-Bernardin (in Antibes) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, stroll through Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice trip app.

Traveling by car from Arles to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Menton, France

— 3 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Madone d'Utelle and Villa Kerylos. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Église Saint Veran and Promenade Le Corbusier. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Fossan, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Menton vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Menton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Menton sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savona.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Savona, Italy

— 3 nights
Savona Main sightsChurchesThe Cattedrale dell'Assunta, built after Genoese demolition of the old cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortezza del Priamar and Piazzetta Della Maddalena. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto and Bagni Sant'Antonio. Go for a jaunt from Savona to Noli to see Bagni Hilton about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pluto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Libera Attrezzata, and cool off at Bagni Ondina.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savona day trip app.

You can drive from Menton to Savona in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Savona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Pisa and Camposanto. Get some historical perspective at Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni & Knights’ Square), Budello di Alassio (in Alassio) and Albenga (Bagni Albenga & Centro Storico di Albenga). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Cremona, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzi dei Rolli, and examine the collection at Dialogo nel Buio.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Genoa trip planner.

Drive from Savona to Genoa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Genoa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Castello di Fenis. Sacra di San Michele and Teatro Romano will appeal to history buffs. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Santuario di Oropa (in Oropa), Ricetto di Candelo (in Candelo) and Milan (Monumental Cemetery, Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and examine the collection at Juventus Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turin road trip site.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in October, expect Turin to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · 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.

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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.