22 days in Italy, Spain & France Itinerary

22 days in Italy, Spain & France Itinerary

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22 days in Italy, Spain & France Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Carloforte, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
7
Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mark's Square and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Venice. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Siena Cathedral and Galleria dell'Accademia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Piazza della Signoria. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find out how to plan a trip to Florence, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Palatine Hill and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Rome day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello, then make a trip to Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Ravello holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by combination of train, subway, and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Fornillo
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

1
night
Carloforte, Italy

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at La Conca, stroll through Cape Sandalo, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, and finally kick back and relax at Punta Delle Colonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Punta Nera and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Girin.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carloforte trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ravello to Carloforte with the Route module. Traveling from Ravello in May, expect nights in Carloforte to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carloforte

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Sandalo ©
Cape Sandalo
Spiaggia di Girin ©
Spiaggia di Girin
Spiaggia di Punta Nera ©
Spiaggia di Punta Nera

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 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll through Parc Guell.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona route app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carloforte to Barcelona. When traveling from Carloforte in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Muro and Playa dels Estanys. Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Mallorca and Castell d Alaro are in your itinerary. Explore Alcudia's surroundings by going to Cala Morlanda (in S'illot) and Cala s'Almunia (in Santanyi). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alcudia trip itinerary app .

Getting from Barcelona to Alcudia by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castell d Alaro, Catedral de Mallorca, Playa dels Estanys, Playa de Muro, Cala s'Almunia
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Alcudia in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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