8 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

8 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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8 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

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.
On the 24th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris journey planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November, with highs in Paris at 51°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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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 ©

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 29th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the 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
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the activities along Retiro Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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