22 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

22 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
6
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Castellane). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Marineland, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, don't miss a visit to Le Nomade, and have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Nice trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Antibes, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Massif de l'Esterel, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Marineland ©
Marineland

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Ravello hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Fornillo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Speed Boats Tours
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Like a Venetian, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Ravello to Venice in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in July since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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