21 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

21 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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21 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Boracay, Philippines
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  25​h
End: Boracay, Philippines

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 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 21-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Boracay to Paris, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Boracay in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time 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

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like St Mark's Campanile and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. November in Venice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palatine Hill and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Naples.

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
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 24th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Ciutadella Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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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 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid tour builder site .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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