14 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

14 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Pienza, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Louvre Museum. On the 24th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then stop by Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Paris is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Florence reach 83°F and lows reach 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pienza.
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Pienza, Italy — 2 nights

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Francesco, and finally stop by Zazzeri Pienza. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, learn about winemaking at Enoteca Di Ghino, make a trip to Piazza Pio II, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Palazzo Piccolomini.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pienza online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pienza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Pienza to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Change things up with a short trip to Platja d'es Trenc in Campos (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, explore the galleries of Castell de Bellver, step into the grandiose world of Palau de l'Almudaina, and don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Palma de Mallorca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), walk around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and finally admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planning website.

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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 · Beaches
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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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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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