8 days in Italy, Barcelona & Marseille Itinerary

8 days in Italy, Barcelona & Marseille Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Cagliari, Italy
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Palermo, Italy
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Civitavecchia, Italy
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Genoa, Italy
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Marseille, France
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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.
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Porto, Portugal to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in August: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. You'll set off for Cagliari on the 14th (Sun).
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Cagliari, Italy — 1 night

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poetto, then make a trip to Bastione di Saint Remy, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): head outdoors with Vivere a Cagliari, don't miss a visit to Catedrale di Santa Cecilia, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari.

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Getting from Barcelona to Cagliari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Cagliari hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 1 night

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello.

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You can fly from Cagliari to Palermo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Civitavecchia.
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Civitavecchia, Italy — 1 night

Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Civitavecchia trip builder tool.

You can fly from Palermo to Civitavecchia in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In August in Civitavecchia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. You will leave for Genoa on the 17th (Wed).
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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 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

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You can fly from Civitavecchia to Genoa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Civitavecchia in August, you will find days in Genoa are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

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Getting from Genoa to Marseille by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Marseille. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

On the 19th (Fri), admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

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Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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