30 days in Italy, Spain & France Itinerary

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Fly to Gran Canaria Airport, Drive to Playa de Arinaga
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Playa de Arinaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive to Gran Canaria Airport, Fly to Madrid
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Playa de Arinaga, Spain — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, Head underground at Barranco de Guayadeque, then relax in the rural setting at Finca Canarias Aloe Vera, then experience rural life at Finca Canarias Aloe Vera, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro de Arinaga. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo La Zafra, then look for gifts at Centro Comercial Atlantico, and then see the vivid underwater world at Reserva Natural El Cabron.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Playa de Arinaga itinerary builder.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Playa de Arinaga is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, with highs in Playa de Arinaga at 80°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 12th (Thu), walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madrid itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Playa de Arinaga to Madrid with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa de Arinaga to Madrid is 1 hour. In October, Madrid is slightly colder than Playa de Arinaga - with highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Marseille is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the pleasant sights at Place Villeneuve-Bargemon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau d'If, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Biere de la Plaine.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for little chillier nights in Marseille, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 19th (Thu), take a stroll through La Croisette, then don't miss a visit to Rue Meynadier, and then look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie. On the next day, wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, then head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite, then take in the waterfront at Vieux Port, and finally stop by Le Suquet.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip website.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Pompeii.
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Pompeii, Italy — 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Forum, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then explore the ancient world of Fullonica di Stephanus, and finally delve into the distant past at Villa di Giulia Felice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip planning app.

Fly from Nice to Pompeii in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Food Tours (in Sorrento), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Fontana sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, stop by Nana' Positano, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Positano trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Positano sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary app.

Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Positano in October, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 31st (Tue), make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Mezzo.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pisa online holiday builder.

You can fly from Rome to Pisa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Pisa sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then look for gifts at Rialto 79, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally test your team's savvy at La Casa Maledetta. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, admire the striking features of Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan road trip tool.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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

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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

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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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