15 days in France, Spain & Italy Itinerary

15 days in France, Spain & Italy Itinerary

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15 days in France, Spain & Italy Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Paris is minus 2 hours. In October, Paris is much colder than Jeddah - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
day
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Seville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Seville reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and then stroll through Park Guell.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, 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 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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