18 days in Italy, France & Malaga Itinerary

18 days in Italy, France & Malaga Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, France & Malaga Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Maiori, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Positano, Italy
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Foot + Train + Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the activities along Seine River, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation maker app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In April, Paris is slightly colder than Buenos Aires - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Seine River ©
Seine River
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Thu), head outdoors with Giardino di Villa Strozzi, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Florence at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:
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Giardino di Villa Strozzi ©
Giardino di Villa Strozzi
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Pista Cicloturistica Colle-Poggibonsi, then hike along Sentierelsa, and then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano online route builder .

You can drive from Florence to San Gimignano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Colle di Val d'Elsa
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails, and finally learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon.

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

Getting from San Gimignano to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Maiori.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

2
nights
Maiori, Italy

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea and then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Maiori travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cinque Terre to Maiori. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Maiori when traveling from Cinque Terre in April, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Maiori

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Amalfi, Monte Finestra, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
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Valle dei Mulini ©
Valle dei Mulini
Monte Finestra ©
Monte Finestra
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

1
night
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Maiori to Positano takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Versailles.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Cave of Smeraldo ©
Cave of Smeraldo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Positano to Versailles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Positano in April, expect Versailles to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
La Galerie des Batailles ©
La Galerie des Batailles

5
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get in touch with nature at SierrAventura Ronda and Nerja Diving. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Nerja (Burriana Beach, Balcon de Europa, & more), Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda, Reservatauro Ronda, & more) and Granada (Generalife, Alhambra, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena and go for a stroll along the water at Benalmadena Puerto Marina.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Versailles to Malaga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Malaga is somewhat warmer than Versailles - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Granada, Benalmadena
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Nerja Dive Resort ©
Nerja Dive Resort
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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