42 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Le Lauzet Ubaye, France
— 2 nights
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Manosque, France
— 2 nights
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Tourrette-Levens, France
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lucca, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Arezzo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris online holiday planner.

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Paris. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel 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.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, and get great views at Brevent Cable Car.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chamonix online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 16th (Wed), admire the striking features of Eglise paroissiale Notre-Dame, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac du Bourget, then find something for the whole family at Vitam, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, stop by Meyer le Chocolatier, then see the interesting displays at Palais de l'Ile, and finally make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Annecy day trip planning website.

Getting from Chamonix to Annecy by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by La boutique de Mathilde, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and finally walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon online trip planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then walk around Parco del Valentino, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Namaste te cioccolato caffe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turin online route planner.

Getting from Lyon to Turin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Le Lauzet Ubaye.
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Le Lauzet Ubaye, France — 2 nights

On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Boscodon, experience rural life at La Colline des Lutins, head outdoors with Centre Ecole Regional de Parachutisme Sportif, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally do a tasting at Domaine de Tresbaudon. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Serre-Poncon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Hibiscus Massage.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Le Lauzet Ubaye trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Le Lauzet Ubaye in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Turin in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Le Lauzet Ubaye, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Manosque.
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Manosque, France — 2 nights

Manosque is the largest town and commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Sauveur, and finally make a trip to Tour du Mont d'Or. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Mane, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Forcalquier, then look for gifts at Librairie le Bleuet, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre Historique de Manosque.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manosque holiday builder.

You can drive from Le Lauzet Ubaye to Manosque in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Le Lauzet Ubaye in November: high temperatures in Manosque hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Tourrette-Levens.
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Tourrette-Levens, France — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee Lou Ferouil, make a trip to Col de Turini, then learn more about the world around you at Chateau-Musee Tourrette-Levens, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Metiers Traditionnels. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs and then examine the collection at Butterfly Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tourrette-Levens trip builder site.

You can drive from Manosque to Tourrette-Levens in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. November in Tourrette-Levens sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 28th (Mon), do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, then relax and rejuvenate at Cinque Terre Wellness, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On the next day, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, then grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, and finally Head underground at Ex Gallerie.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Tourrette-Levens to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucca.
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Lucca, Italy — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, then see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, then make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, and finally contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral.

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You can drive from Cinque Terre to Lucca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

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Traveling by car from Lucca to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arezzo.
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Arezzo, Italy — 2 nights

Ancient City

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Domenico Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria della Pieve, make a trip to Piazza Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, Arezzo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arezzo Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo Casa di Giorgio Vasari. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita, Cortona, don't miss a visit to Eremo Le Celle, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and finally test the waters at Piscine Termali Theia.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arezzo trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Arezzo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Spas (in Rapolano Terme), San Gimignano (Torre e Casa Campatelli, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, &more) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Siena road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Arezzo to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pompeii.
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Pompeii, Italy — 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pompeii: Salerno (Centro Storico Salerno, Promenade Trieste, &more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Forum, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Pompeii takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid road trip site.

You can fly from Pompeii to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pompeii in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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 striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), shop like a local with La Boqueria, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

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Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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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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