8 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

8 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in France, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the next day, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour website .

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Paris is 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
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.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online visit planner .

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Venice at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence online vacation builder .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
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, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome online journey maker .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barcelona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

Similar Plans

10 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Spain, France & Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Spain BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Italy & Zaporizhzhya BY A USER FROM CANADA April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, extra slow, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra slow
See more plans