24 days in Italy, France & Barcelona Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Rapallo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Eze, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Orleans, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice online itinerary planner.

New Orleans, USA to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in October, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 1 day

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, don't miss a visit to Cappella dei Notai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Verona tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) 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.
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Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Milan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will leave for Genoa on the 10th (Mon).
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Genoa, Italy — 1 night

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 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the waterfront at Old Port, and finally stop by Boccadasse.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Genoa trip app.

You can drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Milan in October since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rapallo.
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Rapallo, Italy — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of the Italian Riviera

As the Italian Riviera's largest town, Rapallo is noted for its castle perched above the sea and the colorful buildings that lead down the hill to the south-facing bay.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sestri Levante (Baia del Silenzio & Hike the Punta Manara). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Partigiani, stop by San Camillo, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rapallo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Rapallo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Rapallo are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eze.
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Eze, France — 1 night

Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Sacre Coeur.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Eze trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Rapallo to Eze by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 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 striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona route website.

You can drive from Eze to Barcelona in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Orleans.
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Orleans, France — 4 nights

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Get out of town with these interesting Orleans side-trips: Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny), Blois (Jardin des Simples et des Fleurs Royales & Chateau Royal de Blois) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). There's much more to do: make a trip to La Paillote, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Hotel Groslot, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Loire a Velo Cycle Path.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Orleans online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Orleans is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, stop by Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

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You can drive from Orleans to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for 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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