21 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

21 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Spain, France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Seville, Spain
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1
day
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 11th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then make a trip to Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seville trip planning website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Seville is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Seville, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, things will get a bit cooler in Seville: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
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, parks, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker website .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seville in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
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: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

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
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the next day, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, look for gifts at Savonnerie de Cassis, then get great views at Calanque de Port-Miou, and finally examine the collection at Musee des Chantiers Naval.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip maker app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Marseille sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Cassis, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, Paris is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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 23rd (Tue), explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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