14 days in Spain, Italy & France Itinerary

14 days in Spain, Italy & France Itinerary

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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Beziers, France
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
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Jaca, Spain
— 1 night
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
— 2 nights
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Toulon, France
— 1 night
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Finale Ligure, Italy
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Genoa, Italy — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco and then explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Di Genova.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa day trip planner.

Trieste to Genoa is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Genoa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beziers.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Beziers, France — 1 night

Béziers is a town in Languedoc in southern France. For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Beziers trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Genoa to Beziers in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Beziers can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 2 nights

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Itzurun, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador, then admire the natural beauty at Chillida Leku, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia holiday website.

You can drive from Beziers to San Sebastian - Donostia in 5 hours. Traveling from Beziers in July, expect nights in San Sebastian - Donostia to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 2 nights

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at Martina de Zuricalday Pastry Shops. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona, then catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Artxanda, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao tour planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 1 night

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zaragoza trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Zaragoza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bilbao in July: highs in Zaragoza hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Jaca.
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Jaca, Spain — 1 night

Jaca is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de San Benito.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jaca tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Jaca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lloret de Mar.
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Lloret de Mar, Spain — 2 nights

Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia, Spain. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fenals Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Cristina Hermitage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sa Caleta, then stroll through Lloret Beach, and finally find something for the whole family at PlayVR Lloret.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lloret de Mar trip planner.

Drive from Jaca to Lloret de Mar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lloret de Mar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Toulon.
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Toulon, France — 1 night

Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with Atlantide, then do a tasting at Domaines Bunan, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Littoral.

Plan a Toulon trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lloret de Mar to Toulon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Finale Ligure.
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Finale Ligure, Italy — 2 nights

Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Finale Ligure trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Toulon to Finale Ligure takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Finale Ligure are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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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.
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