52 days in Spain, Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 9 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 9 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Vatican City, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Madrid, Spain — 11 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial), Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia, Acueduct of Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Church of Santo Tomé, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online travel route planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Madrid is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Madrid is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect Madrid to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Montserrat (Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Sant Jeroni, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 9 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Alhambra (in Granada), Parque De La Paloma (in Benalmadena) and Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda, Puente Nuevo, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de Malaga.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Malaga in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in February, expect nights in Malaga to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour builder site.

Getting from Malaga to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Malaga in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Vatican City.
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Vatican City, Italy — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vatican City: Sciascia Shiatsu (in Ladispoli), Galeria Antica (in Cesano) and Santuario Madonna Di Ceri (in Ceri). There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, head outdoors with Lido dei Cigni Stabilimento Balneare, and explore the world behind art at Gallery Of The Maps.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vatican City day trip site.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In February, daily temperatures in Vatican City can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vatican City to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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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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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