20 days in Spain, Italy & France Itinerary

20 days in Spain, Italy & France Itinerary

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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
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Javea, Spain
— 1 night
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral, and then make a trip to La Casa Invisible.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Malaga trip tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Malaga is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Malaga at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Alicante.

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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara, look for gifts at Los Ilustres, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA), and finally partake in some friendly competition at Locus Fugae.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alicante trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Alicante takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Alicante can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Javea.

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Locus Fugae ©
Locus Fugae
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

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Javea, Spain

Javea ©
Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. On the 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Cala Denia, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Granadella, then take a leisurely stroll along Arenal Promenade, and finally kick back and relax at Arenal Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Javea trip tool.

You can drive from Alicante to Javea in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Javea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Arenal Beach ©
Arenal Beach
Arenal Promenade ©
Arenal Promenade
Playa La Granadella ©
Playa La Granadella

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Javea to Valencia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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 20th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre and then learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Barcelona to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Montpellier are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries · Historic Sites
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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands and then cruise along Route des Cretes. On your second day here, make a trip to Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Tour et Couvent Saint Francois, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then get your game on at SENSAS Nice.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice road trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get outside with Societa Ippica del Bardigiano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Genoa travel route planner.

You can drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Genoa sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

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Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola ©
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in June, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a 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
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome attractions planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Galleria Borbonica and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trip

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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

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