14 days in Italy, France & Barcelona Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

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 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona route builder site.

Lyon, France to Barcelona is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lyon in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome visit app.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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 15th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice journey planner.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan trip tool.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Milan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Annecy: Room Escape Games (in Annemasse) and Walibi Rhone-Alpes (in Les Avenieres). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, and snap pictures at Pont des Amours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Annecy, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Milan to Annecy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Annecy, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, make a trip to Louvre Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris online road trip planner.

Fly from Annecy to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

On the 23rd (Sun), admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): stop by Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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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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