15 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

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 7th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome road trip tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in April, expect Rome to be colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 11th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

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Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

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You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, Paris is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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 16th (Tue), make a trip to Puerta del Sol, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, then walk around Parque del Retiro, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the next day, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

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Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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
Churches · Beaches · 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.