18 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

18 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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18 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then make a trip to Place de la Concorde. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hanoi to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip tool .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 30th (Fri), make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then walk around Parque del Retiro.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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