15 days in France, Spain & Italy Itinerary

15 days in France, Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 day
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in October, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
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Seville, Spain

— 1 day

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Seville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Seville: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 14th (Sun): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid route planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in October, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, catch a live event at Camp Nou, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary website.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice vacation maker site.

Fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Venice is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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 20th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

Plan trip to Rome with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.

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.

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.