19 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

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19 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Denver, United States


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4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seine River and Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee de l'Orangerie and Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny, approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder site .

Denver, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Paris. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Denver in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères
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Seine River ©
Seine River
Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

1
night
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, explore the activities along Colline di Torino, and then identify plant and animal life at Parco Agronaturale della Dora Riparia.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin attractions website .

You can fly from Paris to Turin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Turin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Turin

Parks Trails Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Parco Agronaturale della Dora Riparia
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Parco Agronaturale della Dora Riparia ©

1
night
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 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, identify plant and animal life at Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Moon.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary tool .

Take a train from Turin to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, Blue Moon
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute ©

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano, and then shop like a local with Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip builder site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, Castello di Verrazzano
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Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Visiting Colle del Gianicolo and Riva di Polline will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Break and Sabbianera Super Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Riva di Polline, Sabbianera Super Beach, Point Break
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Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and then stroll through Delta del Llobregat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra and Chorrera de los Litueros. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Bodegas Tierras de Orgaz (in Manzaneque) and Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect nights in Madrid to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Chorrera de los Litueros, Bodegas Tierras de Orgaz, Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra, Casco Historico de Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

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