33 days in Italy, Spain & South of France Itinerary

33 days in Italy, Spain & South of France Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
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.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to Venice is an approximately 28-hour flight. 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 drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

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.
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 other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Rome, Italy

— 3 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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, visit Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Amalfi, Italy

— 3 nights

Painted Town

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 (Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Fornillo, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi trip itinerary planning app.

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

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Seville road trip planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Seville by flight takes about 6 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 drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Ronda, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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 find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip website.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; 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

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

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

Traveling by train from Ronda to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus 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 fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

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 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 find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning website.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Nice, France

— 6 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 (Le Nomade, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), &more). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, visit Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice travel route planning website.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.