33 days in Italy, Spain & South of France Itinerary

33 days in Italy, Spain & South of France Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Taxi:  3 h
4
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to Venice is an approximately 28- 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 gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Venice. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel planner.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome online day trip planner.

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 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praiano (I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos & Torre di Grado) and Positano (Fornillo, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amalfi trip builder app.

You can do a combination of train, subway, and taxi from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Praiano, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, Santa Maria de Olearia
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
Seville, Spain

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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

Getting from Amalfi to Seville by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. When traveling from Amalfi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Seville, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip website.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Ronda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, head outdoors with Picnic Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Ronda to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Madrid, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, shop like a local with La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning website.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

6
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Bandol (Sentier Littoral, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Villa Eilenroc, &more). There's much more to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, get your game on at SENSAS Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Antibes, Bandol, Chapelle Saint Hospice, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Institut de Francais
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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