20 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Altamura, Italy
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Merano, Italy
— 1 night
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Train to Bolzano Bozen, Tram to Verona, Train to Venezia Mestre, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and then take in the pleasant sights at Passeig de Gracia.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Malaga.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): laugh and play at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, stroll around Parque De La Paloma, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Malaga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, you will find days in Malaga are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Malaga to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Malaga in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Amalfi, Italy

— 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with a short trip to Il Sentiero Degli Dei in Positano (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amalfi online tour planner.

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in April since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Altamura.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Altamura, Italy

Altamura is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy. To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Altamura tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Altamura by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Altamura, with lows around 9°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Florence.

Things to do in Altamura

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip site.

You can fly from Altamura to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Centro Storico di Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice route maker website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Merano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Merano, Italy

— 1 night
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Merano vacation maker.

Drive from Venice to Merano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Merano

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 19th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Palace of Versailles. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip tool.

Do a combination of train, tram, and flight from Merano to Paris in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Merano in April, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Barcelona at 22°C and lows at 13°C.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.