8 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

8 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights

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night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

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

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome travel route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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