12 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

12 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

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 22nd (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona travel planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Barcelona. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sant Josep de Sa Talaia.
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Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Spain — 2 nights

Cala Comte has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Beach Ibiza, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sa Talaia.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sant Josep de Sa Talaia day trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Sant Josep de Sa Talaia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, visit Latin Quarter, appreciate the history behind Pantheon, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally stroll through Ile Saint-Louis.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Sant Josep de Sa Talaia to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, tram, bus, and train. Traveling from Sant Josep de Sa Talaia in September, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 day

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 27th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Venice is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, then admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, then stop by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Cupola di San Pietro will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Louis of the French and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.
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Ibiza travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Nightlife · Outdoor Activities
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.
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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.
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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.
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