29 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

29 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights

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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Benalmadena (Parque De La Paloma & Puerto Marina Benalmadena). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, admire the striking features of Municipal Archive, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Malaga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in November: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder tool.

You can fly from Malaga to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, then make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, don't miss a visit to Rue Saint-Jean, then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally make a trip to La Longue Traboule.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Lyon online vacation maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, Lyon is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Annecy: Lac du Bourget (in Aix-les-Bains), Vitam (in Neydens) and Belvedere de la Chambotte (in Saint Germain la Chambotte). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, and examine the collection at Palais de l'Ile.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Annecy travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chamonix.
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Chamonix, France — 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Aiguilles Rouges, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and finally look for gifts at Le Refuge Payot.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix tour planning website.

Drive from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 1 night

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 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then make a trip to Piazza Castello, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turin tour website.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Turin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Turin, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere (in La Spezia). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Cinque Terre Wellness, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero, get great views at Manarola scenic viewpoint, and make a trip to Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turin to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Turin in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cinque Terre, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more) and Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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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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.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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