26 days in Italy, France & Barcelona Itinerary

26 days in Italy, France & Barcelona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train to Avignon TGV, Taxi to Saint-Remy-de-Provence
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Arena di Verona & Museo di Castelvecchio). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice online sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Venice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Venice to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Turin, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Basilica of Superga, stroll around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Campanaria Duomo di Torino, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Jolly Joker, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Sabauda, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile del Duomo di Torino, and finally examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turin travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Turin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Venice in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Turin

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get your game on at Wildness.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris journey maker site.

You can fly from Turin to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. On the 26th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at Aventure Paintball, find something for the whole family at Montopoto, and then get your game on at Jumper Trampoline Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Golf club de Servanes and then don't miss a visit to Chateau de L'Hauture.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Remy-de-Provence trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Paris to Saint-Remy-de-Provence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Paris in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona itinerary builder.

Getting from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Barcelona by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In November, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Saint-Remy-de-Provence - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Food Tours in Siena--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planning tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rome using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.