16 days in France, Spain & Italy Itinerary

16 days in France, Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Vatican City, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. Get some historical perspective at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Palace of Versailles. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris visit planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, you will find days in Paris are colder (46°F), and nights are slightly colder (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, thentake a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and then stroll around Parque del Retiro. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Gran Via, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

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Fly from Paris to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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 29th (Sat): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, thentake a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, thenlook for gifts at Cellarer, and finally stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Do your shopping at Mercato Centrale and L'Arte dei Ciompi. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello di Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, look for gifts at Jean Saade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder site.

Getting from Barcelona to Florence by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Barcelona in March, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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 5th (Thu), explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, thensnap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the galleries of Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

few
hours
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vatican City trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Vatican City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Vatican City are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

2
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 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Roman Forum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Via Condotti, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, thenexplore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Rome is just a stone's throw from Vatican City. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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