22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights

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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and stop by Trastevere.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route builder site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sorrento visit planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Sorrento to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sorrento in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Spezia.
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La Spezia, Italy — 2 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Enoteca la Civilta del Bere e Altro, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then wander the streets of Portovenere.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the La Spezia day trip planning tool.

Getting from Florence to La Spezia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in La Spezia are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and finally stop by Old Town. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

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.
Marseille is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona route maker.

Fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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