17 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Madrid. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April: highs in Madrid hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 16th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Paris in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
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.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally don't miss a visit to Liston. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through Quinzano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Procolo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Verona journey planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. April in Verona sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rome online route planner .

You can take a train from Verona to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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