14 days in France, Spain & Italy Itinerary

14 days in France, Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online sightseeing planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Paris is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 14th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Madrid at 40°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): visit El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Ciutadella Park, and finally stop by Las Ramblas.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Nice, France — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, get outside with FitHub, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.
Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · 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.

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.